We will hold the entire ISKGA Coastal Guide course in Lofoten, Norway, summer 2020.
The islands of Vestvågøy and Moskenes is where most of the course will be held.
Dates: 1 July to 1 August 2020.
Price: 2300 GBP or 25000 NOK
A deposit of 500 GBP or 5500 NOK is to be paid when signing up. The rest is to be paid 15 January 2020.
Head coaches: Jeff Allen and Kristoffer Vandbakk
Information about ISKGA: http://www.iskga.com/
Sign up and questions can be sent to email@example.com
This will be a unique opportunity for guides and coaches in the industry to attain the ISKGA Coastal Guide certificate. Lofoten offers remote areas, tide races, caves, rock gardens and surf beaches. A systematic approach on leadership in these environments will explored.
Apart from week one, Marine First Responder, the entire course will be held outdoors. We will be moving from venue to venue, camping in the wild.
It will be possible to participate on specific modules if you, for some reason, prefer not to attend all modules.
Hold a Sea Proficiency level award in a relevant National Governing Body or be at ISKGA Fundamentals level 3.
Health Check (Doctor’s examination).
Need to be able to swim 800 meters, run five miles in under an hour, paddle a minimum of 20 nautical miles in under 5 hours.
Hold a current first aid certificate
Sea Kayak suitable to guide and train from
Paddle’s x 2
Knife (one handed operating)
Dry Suit & Wet suit
Neoprene Boots, hood & Gloves
Thermal Base Layers
Towline & Throw line or Throw-tow, Deck tow
Maps & Charts of areaCompass Deck & hand heldPlotterRulerPencils/rubberChinagraphCompassNote PadRoute Card (see attached)Map CaseTorch (Red Light)
Foldable back pack (Day Sack)
Cooking pan (Hanging type)
Wooden/plastic serving SpoonBowl
Knife, fork & spoon
Water Filtration bag
Water Bladders/dromedary bags two 5 liter bags plus 2 1 liter bottles Ikea/net bags
Folding saw / Camp Axe / machete
Cordage (minimum of 20 meters of cordage, various diameters)
Plant identification booklet
Fishing line, lead weight & Mackerel Hooks
Thermals x2 (top and bottom)
Gloves x 2 (Thin gloves and mittens)
Hat (sun and wooly)
Socks x 3
Waterproof Jacket & Trousers
VHF, Garmin In reach/EPIRB/SPOT
A minimum of 7 dehydrated main meal & Breakfast food packs
Seven Days of fresh food stores
Energy Food & nutrient drink powders.
Personal medications and first aid kit
Terms for payments: If you cancel your participation more than 90 days before the program begins, a full refund will be given. If canceled between 89 and 30 days before the start of the program, 50 percent will be refunded. If canceled less than 30 days before the start of the program, no refund will be given. If a deposit has been paid, the deposit will in any case not be repaid if you cancel your participation.