Lead a Hike in Non-Technical Terrain
Interpret cultural and environmental surroundings
3.1 Provide engaging, informative and interpretive information.
Range: natural and cultural history, physical geography, local flora and fauna, appropriate voice for conditions, group management for learning moments.
Lead a Hike in Non-Technical Terrain is for field staff/guides who may be in charge of leading polar day hikes (a day is anything inside 12 hours) 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 > 50 hikes led (at least 25 in a polar environment), current 1st Aid certificate, PTQ Radio and Comms, PTQ Navigation/GPS Skills.
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