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BMC 3 and 4: Channeling Core Competencies and Skill Set In An Outdoor Environment
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Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Last June 27-28, around 15 participants from all sectors gathered together for a chance to upgrade their individual skill. Though each participant had already finished the Basics of Mountaineering provided either by Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines or some other clubs who also taught the basics of back packing and trail etiquette. They did not missed the opportunity to embark on a journey to enhance their mindset and skill set. With open minds and eagerness to learn, they joyfully participated.
Day 1 covers mostly topics related to Orienteering, like navigation, triangulation and map and compass reading, as well as being able to check your pacing in every hour of walking. Each participant were given some seat work. Tackling or finding new routes via map and compass, learning how to translate map data to coordinates into 2D scales to better understand its contours. This also helps the participants to look into map and study its possible galleys, cliffs, and depression for a safe and enjoyable climb.
Day 2 covered most of the simulation for Wilderness Fist Aid following the syllabus for National Outdoor Leadership School as taught by Mr. Aldin Atega and Mr. Joel Carino, both NOLS certified Wilderness First Aider. It actually highlighted how knowing to do risk assessment as well as having focus and a calm mindset helps in responding to the needs of our “patients” in the wilderness. It also helps to know that you have to know the GOLDEN HOUR RULE (or technically 10 minutes) for you to “LOAD AND GO” or “STAY AND PLAY” and diminish the possibility of brain damage. During the training, we were able to learn how to react and respond accordingly. The day ended with a heavy downpour and we changed plans. Instead of doing ROPE WORKS, we stopped and decided to de-rig for safety purposes. Nevertheless, it was a fun filled and adventurous weekend.