Lead a Hike in Non-Technical Terrain
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Lead a Hike in Non-Technical Terrain is for field staff/guides who may be in charge of leading polar day hikes (<12 hours) in terrain that may include, dry glacial areas, outwash plains, beach and sub-tidal zones, mountains and passes. Such hikes shall not require the use of a rope or other technical alpine equipment in order to safely manage them. Hikes may include snow or ice travel where a fall will not result in an uncontrollable slide. It may include areas where known and manageable cracks and crevasses are present. It is a minimum requirement for longer hikes outside a landing zone or field camp area.
Logged experience > 40 hikes led (at least 15 must have been in a polar environment), current 1st Aid Certificate, PTQ Radio and Comms, PTQ Navigation, PTQ Snow and Ice Crack Awareness.
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