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