FRI-2580 Safe guiding in the Arctic - 20 stp
- Broad theoretical knowledge of topics related to safe travel and camping in the arctic nature
- The methods and procedures of leading groups safely on glaciers, sea ice and in the Arctic summer and winter terrain.
- Rescue operations on glaciers, sea ice and avalanches.
- Establishing and safely managing a tent camp in summer and winter.
- Establishing a snow bivouac and emergency camp.
- Trip planning and navigating with a map, compass and GPS.
- Have skills in assessing routes, campsites and group organization in a complex arctic nature.
- Be aware of their own limitations and that of the group and plan travel according to ability.
- Be aware of the impact strong winds can have on a camp site and emergency procedures if a tent cannot be used.
The following course requirements must be approved before the candidate may be allowed to take the exam:
- One hundred percent participation in all field trips and courses, including preparation and follow-up work.
- Reports and all forms of follow-up work (eg. Photo and video presentations, group work, etc.) after each trip. Teams decide what type of preparation and work will be carried out in relation to each trip.
- Approved participation on the glacier course and pass the companion rescue and glacier guide test.
- Approved participation on the multiday hiking excursion and pass the trip planning and navigation test.
- Approved participation on the arctic intro winter excursion and pass the GPS navigation and snow bivouac test.
- Approved participation on the avalanche course and pass the test on avalanche awareness and companion rescue.
- Approved participation on the arctic winter skiing excursion
Individual pracitical training with oral examination.
The grade will be given by litters from A - F, A is the best and F is fail.
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.