SIA Field Assesment
That time of the year again…Over to the west coast and Ardnamurchan Peninsula for the SIA Field assessment. This final exercise is a test of candidates all round ability and includes a long drag over the hills (no maps) overnight bivvies (no sleeping bags) and 4 nights and five days out (no food). Doesn’t sound like much fun yet the message that each individual receives from taking part is of paramount importance, PLAN-M works.
The reason that Backcountry signed up to STAS was for the realistic training that
individuals receive whether they are taking part in SAW, PSA, SGL or SIA. Other trainers and award schemes operating in the outdoors don’t offer the holistic, practical approach that puts SIA’s head and shoulders above the rest.
Furthermore how many survival instructors working in the country can say that they’ve had their “will to live” tested, albeit in a controlled environment. When teaching skills to clients there needs to be a first hand understanding of why subjects are taught the way that they are and in a particular order, lets face it, the wrong information passed on can be dangerous or worse.
This training isn’t for the macho, cammo wearing, machette wielding rambo types, far from it. This is about getting away from fantasy and into the real world, outdoor professionals teaching the essentials to keep their clients safe.
Survival Training is now looking for next years candidates. We have a fully inclusive outlook and strongly encourage women and those with the right attitude to apply. for more information please visit our training page . Or contact or Duncan of North Ridge Adventure.