ADVANCED SURVIVAL EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE

A one-week full Wilderness Immersion in the UNESCO protected are of Valle de Madriu. The week considered as a mini expedition starting with its preparation guided by the Go Prepared protocol. Risk management, Emergency Response Plan, route planning, equipment and nutrition are all part of this process supported by online classes and home study exercises. 

During the field week, basic survival skills such as fire making, axe and knife use, shelter building and camp management are combined with personal development exercises that normally take place slightly outside of the participants comfort zone. Meditation, sensing, observation, wildlife tracking, group dynamics and group- and self-care are de fundaments of the learning journey. The week will end with a personal vision quest in which all the knowledge learned will have to be applied allowing the participants space for profound personal exploration and growth.

By combining the hard skills necessary in the wilderness with the soft skills needed to create memorable experiences for guests, this course offers you insights and training in wilderness expedition, survival practices, wildlife observation, interpretative guiding and hospitality, while also focusing on personal development and (re)connection with nature.

After successfully fulfilling this course you will receive an official certification of the European Wilderness Education School (EWES), a first step towards your way for the Wilderness Guide Certification Level 1 as certified by the Wilderness Guides Association (WGA).

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
01
Awareness  and consciousness on personal growth
02
Natural leadership and self-care
03
Transmission of sustainable practices to minimize environmental impacts
04
Being a key figure and communicator in social/culturally sensitive situations.
05
Understanding of participant’s behavior and apply leadership techniques efficiently in order to manage group dynamics
06
Plan, evaluate risks and execute multi day activities in wilderness areas
07
Survival and other outdoor skills relevant to specific environments
08
Skills and knowledge building necessary to deliver meaningful experiences around rewilding and wild nature in the iconic Bison Hillock in the Southern Carpathians, Romania
09
Push your comfort zone and deepen your own connection to nature
10
Full immersion in interpretive guiding, hospitality, wilderness experience and rewilding

WHERE?

Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror
UNESCO World Heritage Pyrenees of Andorra.

DETAILED INFORMATION

Language of course::
English
Minimum requirements:
Strong motivation, physically in shape, level B2 of English
Minimum/maximum of participants:
6/8
Payment deadline:
1 of March 2022
Part 1. Online preparation :
First week of March 2022
Part 2. Advanced Survial Expedition:
9-13 of May 2022
Part 3. Post online evaluation:
Last week of May 2022
Total Training Time:
5 hours online
8 hours preparation
60 hours presential

COURSE STRUCTURE

1
PART

ONLINE CLASSES
2 session online classes (2 hours/session) remote learning.

Introduction, ERP, Risk Management, Route planning, go prepared protocol

2
days
2
PART

ADVANCED SURVIVAL EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE
Expedition sleeping in improvised shetler.

Madriu Valley, Andorra.

5
days
3
PART

ONLINE CHECK OUT
1 session online evaluation and check out

1
days

DATES AND PRICES
SEASON 2022

Course fee:

650€
per person

Services INCLUDED:

  • 2 online preparational sessions
  • 1 online post session
  • 5 days/4 nights of training on site
  • Permits for activities within in the natural protected area of Valley Madriu
  • Group safety equipment
  • Training material
  • 1 EWES survival expert
  • 1 EWES Instructor
  • Accident insurance

Services NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal expenses if any
  • Transport to destination

THE WILDERNESS GUIDE LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

  • In order to obtain a WGA certification through EWES, in addition to this course a valid WAFA certificate is required. EWES will offer a 10 % discount to the participants of this course. After a 28 practical period you will be able to opt for the official WGA certification. For more information, please visit the website:

    www.wildernessguideassociation.com

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