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RAKTDA Wadi Leader Course

Wadi Leadership Skills Training Course

  • Ended
  • 4,000 UAE dirhams
  • Hajar Mountains

Service Description

ONLINE:WEEKDAYS: MON - THUR - 4 days - 19:00 - 21:00hrs ON THE TRAILS: WEEKEND: 24TH-25TH September - 07:00 - 17:00hrs - Both Days Previous experience of hiking in the mountains and wadi is an essential prerequisite for this course. The Wadi Leader Course is designed for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland hill territory and the wadis of the UAE. A combination of leadership skills, technical competence and a wide range of experience form the basis of an effective group leader providing client safety management. The course will focus on the skills and knowledge required by those guiding groups in the wadis of the Hajar Mountains. You will develop the foundations of customer relations and communication skills with clients as well as how to deal with difficult situations. The course will be primarily focused on the fundamental navigation skills required to safely hike into and away from the wadis that will either be ascended or descended, whilst you are leading your group. You will also learn and have sufficient practical application of the fundamental rope work techniques to keep your clients safe throughout their journey. During the course, you will develop the core understanding and practical application of hazard awareness, risk assessments and the processes involved in order to keep your clients safe from harm. Essential practical skills that cover how to deal with an incident, accident or emergency will also be taught during the course. Previous experience and basic competencies in personal hiking, as well as basic fitness is required to attend the 4 day intensive training course, or the course which is run over 2 weekends. This course is also the perfect preparation course for the Mountain Leader Training and Assessment Course, which will allow you operate in all mountainous terrain of the Hajar Mountains. The Wadi Leader Course is a RAKTDA accredited scheme, developed and administered by Hajar Mountain Adventures, the ONLY organisation to be given permission to run these RAKTDA certified courses, which would allow license application upon assessment completion.