Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Operations
(Land based operations) - Navigate on a long hike(>2hours)
3.1 In a given location, a map is accurately orientated to north using a range of navigation tools.
Range: navigation tools may include but are not limited to – map, compass, surrounding natural features.
3.2 Accurate compass bearings are taken from a map and followed correctly with a compass.
3.3 Position is identified to within 25 metres using navigation tools.
Range: map, compass. ground-map, map-ground.
3.4 A predetermined point is reached following a route using at least four navigationtechniques and navigating around hazards.
Range: navigation techniques may include but are not limited to – pacing, timing, aiming off, attack points, handrails, bypassing obstacles, following a compass bearing, using map to ground techniques, catching features, back bearings.
3.5 The amount of time required to travel from one given point to another in a variety of terrain is estimated and any variation to the actual time taken is justified.
3.6 The travel distance from one given point to another in a variety of terrain is estimated and the variation to the actual distance is justified.
Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Operations is for field staff/guides working in any area where walks, longer treks, ski tours, skidoo excursions, landings or zodiac excursions are executed. It is a basic safety management competency that all field staff should have and that all companies should teach.
Any internationally recognized qualifications that include the syllabus components to the level of the Scope or higher. See Cross Credit Matrices.
- Elements 1 and 2 are required by all guides to achieve the PTQ standard.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Self