The ALPS programme offers students with little leadership experience or who are not currently in any leadership positions the chance to hone their leadership skills and abilities. Over the period of a year, students plan and prepare themselves theoretically, mentally and physically for an adventure expedition in a rugged terrain. Independence, teamwork, resilience and outdoorsmanship (outdoor living) are some of the key skills and qualities gained as they trek, navigate and camp in a challenging alpine environment with changing landscapes and weather conditions.