WILDERNESS GUIDE LEVEL 1 (classic)

The Wilderness Guide Level 1 (Classic) course is our most complete and diverse training taking place in different ecozones, temperate forest, cold and arid environments. This 5-week course is spread out of a year and will give you the opportunity to learn and work at the same time.

For us, a positive learning curve and developing your soft skills as a natural leader and grow as a person are more important than learning from books or focus on hard skills only. Anybody with a positive learning attitude, an open mind and a reasonable physical shape is welcome…

Our international network is growing every day, both on a professional and personal level, would you like to join us on our journey?

 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Be aware of and conscious about your personal limits and growth.

  • Possess a positive attitude at all times.

  • Be able to transmit sustainable practices to minimize environmental impacts.

  • Function as a key figure and communicator in social and culturally sensitive situations.

  • Possess a profound understanding of participant’s behavior and apply leadership techniques  in order to manage group dynamics.

  • Be able to plan, evaluate risks and execute multi day activities in wilderness areas.

  • Possess survival and other outdoor skills relevant to specific environments.

  • Be able to develop and execute business cases relevant to the work field.

COURSE STRUCTURE

MODULE 1
THEORY
5 days – 50 hours
+8 hrs online introduction
  • Natural leadership
  • Risk management
  • Equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Wilderness ecology and nature conservation
  • Business development
  • Navigation
  • Expedition planning
MODULE 2
WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA)
5 days – 50 hours
  • Stabilisation, treatment and evacuation guidelines
  • Accident scene management
  • Basic life support systems
  • First aid related to environmental threats
  • Musculoskeletal threas
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Wilderness medicine & medical kits
MODULE 3
WILDERNESS GUIDE & SURVIVAL INTRODUCTION
7 days – 84 hours
  • Mountain navigation
  • Shelter building
  • Axe and knife handling
  • Firemaking
  • Wildlife observation
  • Group dynamics
  • Personal development and natural leadership
ELECTIVE MODULE (only one is obligatory):
MODULE 4
COLD ENVIRONMENTS MODULE
7 days – 84 hours
MODULE 4
ARID ENVIRONMENTS MODULE
7 days – 84 hours
PRACTICAL PERIOD OF 28 DAYS:
  • 6 days of preparation / planning
  • 22 days in the field with a WGA certified guide (at least 50% of the time)
  • required to obtain the WG1 certification

DETAILED INFORMATION

Language of course::
English
Minimum requirements:
Strong motivation, physically in shape, English, WGA Level 1 or similar experience
Minimum/maximum of participants:
6/10
Payment deadline:
1 of September 2022
Online preparation:
10 Days – December 2022
Project Introduction, Navigation, Leadership and Expedition planning
Part 1. Nordic terrain and Land Ice: Sarek 22-31 January 2023
Part 2. Sea Ice: Baltic Sea
1-11 February 2023
Total Training Time:
80 hours online / 21 days practical training

COURSE INFO

COURSE PRICE

2.750€

Services INCLUDED:

  • Personal interview and evaluation
  • Online classes segment
  • Module 1 – Theory
  • Module 2 – Wilderness Advanced First Aids
    (WAFA)
  • Module 3 – Wilderness Guide & Survival
    introduction
  • Module 4 – To choose from Cold or Arid
    environment
  • Lunch during Module 1 and 2
  • Safety protocols and insurance
  • At distance guidance by EWES Experts
  • Course manual
  • EWES certifications
  • Option de hire specific course equipment
  • Practical period guidance and evaluation

Services NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel expenses to the modules
  • Lodging during the course (estimate
    10€/night)
  • Food during the course (estimate 7€/day)
  • Personal equipment
  • Specific accident insurance
  • Personal costs

OPTIONAL MODULE FEE: - Arid or Cold -

750€

Special price for WG1 course students: 500€

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