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AF - Adventure Foundations

A 155 Hour Course, within our 1005 Hour Program!

Adventure Foundations

Course Description:

Adventure Foundations is the core field course where students learn the essential outdoor skills for an Adventure Tourism Guide. These skills will tie in with a range of other courses, and will help students become well rounded guides. Skills include risk assessment, time and group management, trip planning, Leave No Trace etiquette, wildlife management, land navigation, group camp site selection and set up, fire building, tarp set up, and food safety and preparation.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for day and multi-day wilderness-based group trips.
  • Understand the fundamentals of clothing, equipment, trip planning, navigation, backcountry etiquette, health & safety.
  • Develop and present a sound code of conduct for appropriate guiding behaviour. This would include minimal impact camping and travel techniques, and expectations regarding wildlife, safety and health issues.
  • Risk Assessment
    • Understand the basic issues relating to legal liability and risk management in the adventure tourism industry.
    • Identify and evaluate field hazards and apply risk management strategies to mitigate risk.
  • Field Skills
    • Build and light different styles of fires
    • Understand the purpose and use of several knots
    • Set up a food hang
    • Demonstrate proficiency at route planning and land navigation using map and compass
    • Understand and apply food safe planning and preparation practices
    • Understand weather forecasts and apply information in trip planning and progression
    • Understand and apply Leave No Trace principles

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