ISKGA Expedition Skills

Bryan Hansel

Photographer: Brian Hansel

Course: ISKGA Expedition Skills

Dates: February 27 and 28, 2016

Location: Anglesey, North Wales

Cost: £150 non-residential.

Prerequisites: Participants should be able to paddle a loaded sea kayak in moderate water conditions.

Note: The information below is an overview of what is covered during the training programme and we recommend you access the latest syllabus for reference.

Description: The aim of this module is to cover the essential elements of good expedition planning and preparation.

Participants will also explore the practical techniques of fishing, foraging, fire skills, shelter building, cooking and water sourcing

The emphasis of the course is to cover the skills needed to enjoy multi-day expeditions including how to effectively paddle and potentially rescue a loaded sea kayak.

This course forms part of the ISKGA Coastal Guide development pathway.

The following aspects will be covered:

• Expedition Logistics and Planning

• Group Dynamics & Customer Service

• Emergency Action Plans

• Rescue Strategies

• Equipment

• Packing A Sea Kayak

• Campsite Selection

• Shelter Construction

• Water Sourcing & Purification

• Fire Skills

• Sourcing Food & Foraging

• Hygiene

• Coastal Wildlife & Ecology

This programme may include a night exercise.

ISKGA Information: For syllabus details, visit the ISKGA website –

Contact us if you have any questions, queries or want more information about the event.

All the best.

The UKSGS Team –  Mark Tozer & Helen Tozer-Wilson

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