Lead a Journey in Technical Terrain
Lead and safely manage a group in a given polar environment - Copy
2.1 Effective management of the group.
Range: pacing, stepping, rest stops, disclosure and explanation of potential dangers, route selection with regards to geography and movement around wildlife, keeping the group together, a system for accounting for everyone, establishing rapport, use of a leadership style appropriate to the group and support staff accompanying, situational management of hazards and wildlife encounters.
2.2 Efficient and confident personal movement in a range of different polar terrain.
Range may include but are not limited to: slippery beach rocks, snow, glacial white ice, mud, talus, tussock, rocky and broken ground.
2.3 Demonstrate the use of, and can describe the advantages and limitations of different methods of communication suitable for use on a polar environment hike.
Range: radio, cellphone, GPS tracker, PLB and SAT phone, intentions form.
2.4 Demonstrate the useand/or construction of an emergency shelter.
Range: suitable for surviving a night in adverse weather conditions (wind and rain), group shelter, snow cave, wind wall.
2.4 Demonstrate and explain safe practices in and around polar waterways.
Range: alpine streams open or snow covered, glacial streams and gutters, outwash plains, undercut ice edges on coastline.
2.5 Demonstrate strategies to collect local condition information.
Range: real-time weather information for a given area, snow and/or avalanche conditions, crack and crevasse status, tide conditions.
2.6 Demonstrate knowledge of, and role model, accepted tour operator practices.
Range: IAATO/AECO site guidelines, local area rules and laws including access issues and protocols, Leave No Trace.
Lead a Hike in Technical Terrain is for field staff/guides who may be in charge of leading single or multi-day hikes in polar terrain that may include, snow-free glaciers, outwash plains, beach and sub tidal zones, mountains and passes or on sea-ice. Knowledge of polar camping, weather forecasting, utilizing alpine equipment for safety and simple rope assistance and confidence techniques, and making route choices in potentially hazardous terrain are essential. Journeys may involve snow or ice travel with snow shoes or crampons and ice axes. This PTQ does not include roped glacier/crevasse travel and is a minimum requirement for longer or multi-day journeys in unknown terrain or untraveled routes.
- A pre-requisite day is defined as greater than 5 hours in length
- The advanced first aid requirement for this PTQ is any wilderness emergency care that is minimum 40hour program.
> 30 days leading to the level of the Scope, > 80 personal days operating in Scope terrain, current Wilderness First Responder award or equivalent, PTQ Radio and Comms, PTQ Snow and Ice Crack Awareness, PTQ Navigation/GPS Skills, (Polar Bear Endorsement if working Arctic).
Logged experience and endorsement, Currency in any recognised international award scheme that covers this material (UIAA, AAGM, MLTU, NZOIA etc). See RCC and Cross-Credit matrices.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Self