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PREVIOUS ISSUES OF BRASH TALK

Brash Talk #18
Welcome to BrashTalk #18 The Newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. In This Issue: President’s Pontifications Speaker Series Recap: Links to Archives Scuttlebutt Online Assessor Training Course PDF Library Guide Status Revalidation Hearts in the Ice Behind the Scenes Website Redesign Member Management System Firearms Skills for Polar Bear Environments Training and Development: Building […]
Brash Talk #17
Welcome to BrashTalk #17, the Newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. In This Issue: President’s Pontifications: Lessons from the Boss Guides Inside: Speaker Series Reboot (Input required) Scuttlebutt New Pro Deals RCC Report Guide Status Revalidation Social Media Training and Development Presentation Skills Situational Management PTGA Online Library Incident and Near-Miss Archive Guano Happens: […]
Brash Talk #16
Welcome to Brash Talk #16, the Newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. In This Issue: Letter from the Chair Social Justice Statement Scuttlebutt Covid-19 Fee Assistance RCC Reviews Experience Log Speaker Series: Links to Archives New Board Members – Kim Crosbie and Marcus Waters Training and Development: Improvised Body Harness Tutorial & PECS Guano […]
Brash Talk #15
Welcome to BrashTalk #15, the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. In This Issue: Presidents Pontifications: Letter to Members Guides Inside: Skills Webinar Series in April Scuttlebutt Covid-19 Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) Program RCC Fee Deferment Assessor Courses Annual Qualifications Review Experience Log Training and Development: Poor Visibility Zodiac Navigation Guano Happens: Safety […]
Brash Talk #14
Welcome to BrashTalk #14 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. We hope your season is going well. Social media posts are painting a picture of some superb weather on the Antarctic Peninsula and some balmy days upto 18C!. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore it and catch up on all […]
Brash Talk #13
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Brash Talk #12
Welcome to Brash Talk #12 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. We hope your season is going well where ever you are. We hope you get some down time between Arctic and Antarctic seasons and a chance to catch up on life as a busy polar guide. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore […]
Brash Talk #11
Welcome to Brash Talk #11 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. We hope your season is going well where ever you are. Social media out of Svalbard suggest plenty of polar bear action. Please be mindful of your approach and engagement protocol with these creatures and be mindful of others in the area. Plenty to cover […]
Brash Talk #10
Welcome to Brash Talk #10 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. We hope your season is going well where ever you are. It seems like the early season mega-storms in the Drake have eased a little in the last month. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore it and catch up on all our […]