Lead a Hike in Non-Technical Terrain
Plan and Prepare for a hike
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 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