European Wilderness Education School
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Explore the gate to wild 

 


Wilderness Guide Arctic Level 2 - WGA

    
Ecoregion: Arctic / Antarctic - Coldweather
Plan, organize, equip, and safely implement a multi-day (typically 7 or more days) winter camping expedition; in environments which may include open water, fast ice, river&lake ice, snow, land ice, forest, tundra, alpine plateau´s, hilly and mountainous terrain.
*note: work accordingly local laws and professional guiding legal requirements

Skills of an Arctic Guide:
- guide groups on demanding expeditions in wilderness areas 
- organize a travel or expedition on international level with a length of more then 7 days   
- train and prepare participants within its professional profile 
- be aware of technical, mental and physical condition of participants at any time 
- apply adequate techniques in order to minimize environmental impacts 
- understand and transmit local social and cultural behaviour 
- interpretate and share knowledge on local flora & fauna  

SPECIFIC TRAINING MODULES
1. Introduction module – December 2018 - homestudy modality


2. Practical Module - 21-30 January 2019 - BALTIC SEA SWEDEN

A 10-days intensive instructor-led on-site training and self-training activities                             Sea Ice, Expedition Kiting, Boreal Forest -- Baltic Sea, Sweden                                             (Arrival day 20 January - meeting place Lulea)

3. Practical module - 3-10 April 2019 -  ICELAND

An 8 days intensive instructor-led on-site training and self-training activities
Glacier & Avalanche Safety - Iceland                                                                                     (Arrival day 2nd April - meeting place Reykjavik)

4. Practical module - 11-25 April 2019 - GREENLAND (East coast)

A 14 days intensive instructor-led on-site training and self-training activities

(11 and 25 April flight days)

COST: 3.250 Euros

- 450 Euros reservation fee (non refundable)                                                                                                                     - 1st payment 1.800 Euros (before 1st of August 2017)                                                                                                    -  2nd payment 1.000 Euros (before 1st of November 2017)

(payment arrangement can be made)

Excluding: tickets, local transport, accommodation, food, personal equipment and personal costs.  (estimated at 2.500-3.000 euros)

Minimum participants 6 / maximum participants 8

Requirements
- Aged 18 years or older 
- Intermediate level of English
- Level 1 WGA training / International Mountain Leader / Mountain Guide/ ....or similar
- Level 1 WGA qualification level/proven experience and training

After the specific training modules a training period of minimum 28 days is required and participants are assessed to obtain the W.G.A. level certification.

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Enrollment dates: before 1st of August 2017