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Ghana Mountaineers

Don't be betrayed by destinations. The Beauty is in the Walking.

Skills training is often combined with a hike, but the emphasis is on learning a specific skill. Were we lack the expertise, we invite subject matter experts or work together with our local partners to ensure that you receive the best possible training.

We offer a variety of skills training activities, ranging from how to pack your backpack and finding your way home to surviving a couple of days in the bush.

 All skills activities can be modified and customized and of course all of them are available for kids as well.

 

 

 

Coming up

01 Jul 2017
06:00AM - 12:00AM
Rock Climbing Camp
01 Jul 2017
06:00AM - 12:00AM
Rock Climbing Camp

Gm Skills

Basic Outdoor Skills

This is good start to get some basic outdoor and survival skills. Topics range from what you should pack for a hike, how you should pack it, what to do when you get lost, and this will equip you with the basic skills to survive a couple of days in the bush and to find your way back

Topics

  • what and how to pack
  • survival kits
  • purifying water
  • basic fire skills
  • building a shelter
  • basic orientation skill
  • signalling

Duration:

  • 3 days

 

Outdoor First Aid

This course covers the usual first aid training but focuses on the typical injuries and incidents that occur in the outdoors. It also puts emphasis on the various ways of transporting injured hikers to the next accessible rescue point. 

We run this course in cooperation with medics and rescue professionals.

Topics

  • Incident Management
  • Collapse
  • Accident procedure
  • External and internal bleeding.
  • Shock
  • CPR procedures.
  • Treatment of sprain and strains
  • Fractures
  • Minor injury
  • Bites and Stings
  • Hypothermia / Hyperthermia
  • Remote improvised technique
  • Decisions for remote situations?
  • Transport and rescue procedured

Duration

  • 3 days

Navigation Skills 

In a survival situation it is crucial to be able to determine where you are, to decide where you need to go and then to be able to follow direction to reach a place of safety. This course teaches you basic skills of navigation in a wilderness situation, both with navigation tools and without.

Topics

  • using maps and compass
  • finding north
  • determining own location
  • gps navigation
  • determining altitude
  • walking straight
  • keeping track of distance

Duration

  • 2 days

Basic Rock Climbing

Ideal for all with little or no experience in rock climbing. The course covers the fundamentals of traditional rock climbing including gear and equipment, belaying, climbing moves and abseiling. 

We organise this course in cooperation with professional climbing instructors.

Topics

  • types of climbing
  • route grades
  • gear and equipment
  • movement on rock
  • efficient use of holds
  • rope handling
  • tying knots
  • safety checks and commands
  • belay anchors and belaying techniques
  • top-rope belay
  • abseiling

Duration

  • 2 days

 

 

 

 

Overcoming Obstacles

When hiking off-trail and in unknown terrain you will often face obstacles like cliffs, rivers, lakes, crevasses, gorges, swamps, canyons, etc. This course shows you how to get across. It also includes some basic climbing techniques.

Topics

  • moving around or going across?
  • rivers and lakes
  • cliffs and canyons
  • gorges and canyons
  • basic knots
  • abseiling
  • basic climbing and belaying techniques
  • rope bridges and rope ladders
  • commando and monkey crawl

Duration

  • 2 days

Advanced Outdoor Skills

The skills taught in this course build on the basic outdoor skills course. Once you need to prepare for a longer stay outdoors, these skills will come in handy. 

The course is trained in cooperation with local hunters and farmers.

Topics

  • advanced fire skills
  • edible plants
  • traps
  • fishing
  • weapons and tools
  • travel through jungle areas
  • navigation by stars

Duration

  • 2 days