La Wilderness Guides Association organizó diversos talleres de primeros auxilios, búsqueda de personas y supervivencia en situaciones límite para profesionales, a través de su escuela asociada EWES (European Wilderness Education School)

La principal asociación internacional de guías de entornos agrestes, la Wilderness Guides Association (WGA), ha organizado su congreso anual en Guardiola de Berguedá.  El encuentro tubo lugar entre los días 20 y 23 de Octubre en Cal Companyó. Esta cita concentró guías profesionales de países como Finlandia, Holanda, Rusia, de Cataluña y del resto del Estado.

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Las actividades y los instructores

Entre los instructores de la jornada destacan nombres de aventureros de prestigio internacional y conocedores de las técnicas más extremas de supervivencia, rastreo de animales, búsqueda de personas, primeros auxilios y orientación sin instrumentos de navegación. Varios de los instructores que dirigirán las actividades se dedican al entrenamiento de cuerpos policiales, militares de élite y equipos de rescate y de emergencias, además de llevar a los clientes más atrevidos hasta los rincones más inhóspitos de la terra. Se trata de Gerard van den Berg, Jaakko Heikka, Carlos Vico, Jose María Galán y Ramon Dies, entre otros. Los asistentes a la cita pudieron participar en diversos talleres que recrearon situaciones reales y que pusieron a prueba su capacidad de adaptación i respuesta.

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Actividades abiertas a la prensa

Algunos de los talleres más espectaculares tuvieron lugar el viernes, 21 de Octubre. Consistieron por un lado en el rastreo de fauna y de búsqueda de personas, y por la tarde se realizó un simulacro de cuatro casos de rescate y primeros auxilios. Los periodistas pudieron ver en directo la capacidad de reacción delante de casos inesperados en situaciones límite.

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Wilderness Guides Association (WGA)

La WGA es la entidad internacional que reconoce y certifica la aptitud de los guías especializados en entornos agrestes, que trabajan en localizaciones remotas como el Ártico, los desiertos o la taiga. Son profesionales dedicados a la organización de viajes de aventura sin contacto con entornos civilizados durante varias semanas, con una exigencia adaptada a la capacidad de los expedicionarios. Los guías que forman parte de esta organización se rigen por un estricto Código Ético que los compromete a respetar el entorno natural y las culturas indígenas. Entre la actividad de la WGA destacan las jornadas anuales que la entidad organiza a través de las escuelas asociadas, como la que este año tendrá lugar en Cataluña. El año pasado se celebró en Holanda y el próximo año tendrá lugar en Finlandia. En 2018 en Canadá.

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This weekend we made a new edition ofCompass Navigation Training Program Basic Level, in the unique lanscapes of the High Vall Fosca.

Surrounded by peaks of almost 3,000 meters, more than 30 mountain lakes, mountain goats and marmots, our new friend Laura, had to charge her batteries with the compass, maps and GPS.

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With she, we have enjoyed fantastic days, a magic sunset and a spectacular full moon.

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Many thanks Laura!

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See you soon!

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We are back !!

This week in Hardangervidda has been intense. A journey on skis and pulka in which we have conducted workshops of all kinds, within the course of Cold Environtments (Wilderness Guides) of W.G.A. Led by X-Plore, we have handled nivology workshops and navigation compass.

There have been eight days in total, from 1st to March 8th, in which students, all mountain leaders (UIMLA) and ourselves, have expanded and strengthened our expertise in leadership, group management, conflict resolution, winter camping , survival in cold environments, tracking, repairing stoves, pulkas driving techniques, telecommunications, terrain safety circulation, moisture management and much more.

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We have shared some fantastic days with a spectacular people. New friends already.

We found everyone very soon the day 1, Prat Airport (Barcelona), to catch our flight to Bergen with Norwegian with more packages which carries Santa Claus on his sleigh.

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Once in Bergen, we spent the night in a highly recommended Hotel, Marken Gjesthus, which is very close to the Bus Station, and still closer to the Central Train Station, we took shortly before 8:00 am on next, heading towards Finse. This route is recognized as one of the most beautiful travel by train in the world. I agree.

Once in Finse, we prepared all the equipment together with pulkas, who previously rode the train and, ready to go !!

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We enjoyed, learned and shared everything and everyone, surrounded by spectacular scenery. An environment that can be overwhelming, despite staying relatively close to civilization. In which we could  feel inside our bones how cold is able to bite. We arrived at temperatures of  – 25.4 ° C. And we slept one night in a makeshift shelter, no tents, no stoves, and someone even without sleeping bag. Alone and distanced from each other. A long night, indeed.

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We have returned with everything we need to organize more than one activity in this area. Soon, we will prepare and be all set to share with you all that we have lived.

We hope to see you here at Hardangervidda !!

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On Sunday February 21st, we drove to Porté-Puymorens for nivology and avalanches practices with students from TD2 (Mountain Leaders candidates, UIMLA) from CAR de Sant Cugat (High Performance Center). It was a fantastic day. Interesting, entertaining and soooo sunny with springtime temperatures. We did circulation practices in avalanche terrain, quick tests for studying the stability of snow’s mantle, column test, extended column test, clarify doubts and end up with an experiment to detect and display, in a somewhat “spectacular” weak layers of the mantle, with a nice laaarge cup of coffee !!!
It was the first time we did something like that and the result, more than satisfactory.

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We leave you the link where we got the idea …
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And now, good luck in the exam !!!

Our results
Our results

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