Training Summits Africa
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20th November 2008 - It's
November - that means training time at Summits Africa. Right
now and up to 10 Dec we are running first aid classes for
porters - in Swahili and in depth. See more at our news
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warming, geology, botany, please also see our links
page which lists some of the info we give to our guides.
Summits Africa is committed to running in
depth training programs twice a year. Why so much training?
- It fits in with all of our 'Summits Objectives'!
- Training is never ending - our career
plans for our teams mean that our crews are always progressing
from basic levels of training to more advanced levels
- As managers and trip leaders we are always
learning more so we expect our teams to be right up to date
What does Summits Africa Training Involve?
We train on the following main topics to
ensure that our guides are well rounded individuals. Certain
modules are tailored to specific trips (for instance our biking
expeditions and Kilimanjaro / Mt Kenya/ Mt Meru expeditions:
- First Aid*
- Altitude Sickness types, monitoring and
- Constant Monitoring practices*
- Animal identification and behaviour
The first three modules
of our training program are 'Core Modules'. To guide any Summits
Africa client our head guides must have taken these modules
and have up to date first aid certification. Bi annually we
then run modules on other topics, which always involves field
work in one or more of our trip destinations, for instance
Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, the Maasai Steppe or Ngorongoro Highlands.
Our training programs are run in our low
seasons - November and April / May. Limited spaces are available
for companies that would like guides to undertake a specific
module or series of modules. Contact Ake
Lindstrom for the next syllabus and availability. Prices
start from $50 per module and some modules are taught by independent
professionals (Red Cross, Botanists, Research Institutes).