Expedition planning can be more challenging than students think. Expeditions are planned to achieve certain objectives and goals. Curriculum, institutional, group, and individual goals will all need to be addressed. What type of terrain, how difficult is it, and how will the group manage the risks will need to be answered. How to prepare the daily itinerary, risk manage plan, and needed skills and equipment also needs to be decided. This group found what many other teams have found – planning takes a lot of negotiation.