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WILDERNESS GUIDE LEVEL 2
ARCTIC

The WG Level 2 in Arctic environments II, is an intensive and highly demanding Professional Learning Course  for those who are feeling the call to evolve in:

  • Personal development and (expedition) leadership skills

  • Technical skills related to Cold weather Expeditions on Ice caps, Nordic terrain and Seaice (fast) – (WG Level 2 Ecoregion)

Three participants drilling into the ice
Encampment of the ewes Arctic course in a flat snow surface

The WG2 Arctic course   merges  the hard skills needed  in the wilderness with the soft skills needed to create memorable experiences for guests. This course offers you a personal and  leadership learning journey as well as  technical training in wilderness expeditions, survival, risk assessment and rescue practices, wildlife observation and  tracking, interpretative guiding, expedition planning and organisation.

After successfully completing  this experience you will receive the certification of the European Wilderness Education School (EWES). Upon completing the course you will be able to take on your internship, after which you will be well on your way to acquire the Arctic Guide Certification Level 2, certified by the Wilderness Guides Association (WGA).

We invite you to take  part in this unique course in which you’ll obtain your Certification  As a Professional Wilderness Arctic Guide you will become  part of an international professional network. Aside from  providing you with a firm foundation to join and support  the nature guiding industry in Europe, it is also a fantastic opportunity  to gain first-hand experience in community engagement and ethical wilderness guiding through  iconic natural areas in Europe supported by some of the world’s most experienced  and passionate  Wilderness Guides.

Participant of the ewes Arctic course checking the distance between points
Wilderness Guides Certifications Guide
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Taught in English, B2 required

Taught in the wilderness, good shape required

Maximum participants per course 10

WGA Level 1

NEXT COURSE DATES

Expeditions to be taken in consecutive dates only.

January 30 to February 18, 2025

THEORY

Planning, Preparation & Online learning

10 Days

Project Introduction, Navigation, Leadership and Expedition planning

EXPEDITION I

Sea Ice: Baltic Sea

11 Days

Sarek National Park, wintercamping & Storjsofallet hotel.

EXPEDITION II

Nordic terrain and Land Ice: Sarek

10 Days

Hinderson Island, wintercamping and Jopikgarden

Part 2

Part 3

Part 1

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Awareness and consciousness of personal growth

Natural leadership and self-care

Be able to transmit sustainable practices to minimize environmental impacts

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Understanding of participant’s behavior and apply leadership techniques efficiently in order to manage group dynamics

05

Technical skills: Cross country skiing with pulks, survival, winter camping, land&sea ice safety and rescue, communications, wildlife safety, tracking, navigation

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Skills and knowledge necessary to design, organize, execute and guide professionally Cold Weather Wilderness Expeditions in the Arctic Ecoregion

Business development and networking

Push your comfort zone and deepen your own connection to your self

Full immersion in expedition guiding in Arctic Ecoregion: Nordic, Land & Sea Ice

Four participants walking through the snow and mountains with their equipement
Three participants breaking ice to melt for drinking

3.250€

  • when part of WG1

  • 3650€ as a stand alone course

INCLUDES

Online learning

Practical Learning Modules

Certified Learning Guides

Local costs of Learning Guides

Safety equipment

Liability Insurance

Official EWES certification

DOES NOT INCLUDE

Flights and local transport

Personal equipment Accommodation & food

Personal expenses

Travel insurance covering location and activity