Course for Field Skills in 2010

As a part of Antarctic Science Curriculum program, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University offers "Course for Field Skills". This course is a combination of lectures and field activities prepared for those who want to learn skills required for scientific field activities. To carry out field measurements in harsh conditions, such as in glaciers, sea ice and high mountains, you should be able to use gears (e.g. snow shoes, crampons, ropes), to avoid dangers (e.g. avalanche, hypothermia, altitude sickness), to act against emergency (avalanche and crevasse rescue, artificial respiration, carry an injured in the field) and to forecast the weather in the field. The course provides an unique opportunity to learn these skills from a professional mountain guides and experienced field scientists. This course is a program authorized by IAI (International Antrctic Institute).
As a lecturer of the program in 2011, we invited Akihiro Tachimoto, a professional mountain guide in Sapporo. He has just come back from Antarctica after 1.5 year stay in Syowa station as 51st JARE (Japanese Antarctica Research Expedition) wintering team. He is the person who knows how to behave under the most difficult condition on the earth.

Spring field course in Teine

Summer field trip to Mt. Teine

Class work