Lead a Journey in Technical Terrain
Plan and Prepare for a hike - Copy
1.1 Deliver a written plan for a hike (hike duration >2hours) that is suitable for polar tourism(this is a paper exercise and is not expected for every hike. It is aimed at testing planning concepts).
Range: aims, objectives and purpose of the trip, estimated distances and times, emergency and alternative routes, risk/hazard identification and management strategies, any consent or access issues, weather information, intentions, communications and emergency procedures.
1.2 Personally prepare for a hike.
Range: suitable attire for the conditions, spare crucial clothing for self and clients, navigation device or strategy, knowledge of expected conditions on that particular route on that day, sunscreen, radio carried in a suitable manner, first aid kit suitable for the purpose.
1.3 Brief clients on an intended hike (on a ship, beach or at a camp/base)
Range: introduction, appropriate voice, language and body language, teaching/visual aids, demonstrations, learning moments, evaluation of learning, engaging clients in positive experience which encourages enthusiasm and interest.
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