Lead Runners are not guides (in the Alps they are qualified IMLs). They are familiar with the route and the terrain. They are there primarily to route find for you but have no legal responsibility for your safety. They will make decisions that help minimise the risks to the team. Whilst we will give you every opportunity to complete the planned itinerary, weather, natural risks and other unforeseen circumstances may mean the route or itinerary has to be changed. Lead Runners will also be in regular communication with the adventure coordinator and logistic teams who will make joint decisions over emergency situations and changes to the route. Whilst every support will be provided by your leader and the support crew, you are responsible for your own safety and ensuring you get to each resupply point on time. You will be part of the team and expected to remain part of that team, contributing and ensuring the success of the team in achieving its goal.