Safety course for new students

Safety course for new students

22 January 2016
Photos: Petter Sele and Frede Lamo / UNIS

Last week, all new UNIS students participated in the AS-101 Arctic Survival and Safety Course. Five days of theoretical and practical training in first aid, polar bear protection, navigation, setting up an emergency camp, and safe travel on sea ice and glaciers (including going for a swim in freezing water) were followed by a day on the glacier Longyearbreen putting all new knowledge to use. One of the SAR helicopters in Longyearbyen also came to demonstrate a rescue operation. Here are some glimpses from the course:

Stein Simenstad lecturing students during an UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

First aid training during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Petter Sele

Avalanche training during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

Avalanche training during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Petter Sele

Glacier rescue training during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

Training at Isdammen during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

Training at Isdammen during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

UNIS student/staff taking a bath in Isdammen, January 2016. Photo: Petter Sele

UNIS student/staff taking a bath in Isdammen, January 2016. Photo: Petter Sele

Avalanche training during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

Avalanche training during UNIS safety course, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

Safety training on Longyearbreen, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo

Helicopter near Longyearbyen during a drill, January 2016. Photo: Frede Lamo/UNIS

Perhaps we will see you here as a new student in January 2017? Check out our courses with application deadline 15 October!

 

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