A huge contribution was made by the field trip leaders towards making the 45 diverse field trips so enjoyable and memorable for the over 750 delegates that took part in these excursions. Participants were able to undertake 21 one-day trips within South Africa, 17 multi-day excursions across this region, and 6 excursions that visited Namibia, Tanzania, Angola and Zimbabwe.
The field trip leaders contributed superb guidebooks that are all high quality, specialized records that fill a gap between the many journal publications referenced and popular media. Due to the many requests received for copies of the guidebooks, the 35IGC Legacy Fund has invested in the re-editing and publication of many of the guidebooks that will serve as a long-term record of the 35th IGC.
The printed guidebooks are held in stock by the Geological Society of South Africa, and other retailers. Should demand warrant the release of all the guidebooks in digital format on a memory stick, this will be considered.