Autor: Ramón Dies Fecha: 23 de April de 2021 Categoria: Training

The Wilderness Guides Association organized various workshops on first aid, search for people and survival in extreme situations for professionals, through its partner school EWES (European Wilderness Education School)

The main international association of guides for wild environments, the Wilderness Guides Association (WGA), has organized its annual congress in Guardiola de Berguedá. The meeting took place between October 20 and 23 at Cal Companyó. This event brought together professional guides from countries such as Finland, Holland, Russia, Catalonia and the rest of the State.


Activities and instructors

Among the instructors of the day, the names of adventurers of international prestige and experts in the most extreme techniques of survival, animal tracking, search for people, first aid and orientation without navigation instruments stand out. Several of the instructors who will direct the activities are dedicated to the training of police forces, elite military and rescue and emergency teams, in addition to taking the most daring clients to the most inhospitable corners of the earth. They are Gerard van den Berg, Jaakko Heikka, Carlos Vico, Jose María Galán and Ramon Dies, among others. Those attending the event were able to participate in various workshops that recreated real situations and that put their ability to adapt and respond to the test.




Activities open to the press

Some of the most spectacular workshops took place on Friday, October 21st. They consisted, on the one hand, in the tracking of fauna and searching for people, and in the afternoon a simulation of four rescue and first aid cases was carried out. The journalists were able to see live the ability to react in the face of unexpected cases in extreme situations.



Wilderness Guides Association (WGA)

The WGA is the international entity that recognizes and certifies the aptitude of specialized guides in wild environments, who work in remote locations such as the Arctic, deserts or the taiga. They are professionals dedicated to the organization of adventure trips without contact with civilized environments for several weeks, with a requirement adapted to the capacity of the expedition members. The guides that are part of this organization are governed by a strict Code of Ethics that commits them to respect the natural environment and indigenous cultures. Among the activities of the WGA, the annual conferences that the entity organizes through the associated schools stand out, such as the one that will take place this year in Catalonia. Last year it was held in the Netherlands and next year it will take place in Finland. In 2018 in Canada.



Autor: Ramón Dies Fecha: 8 de April de 2021 Categoria: Adventure

Sarek National Park is a remote place, beyond the polar circle, that belongs to Swedish Lapland.

A natural paradise, little touched by the hand of man, although in their lands the Sami have lived or traveled more or less permanently for centuries.


Sarek is not only a beautiful alpine landscape, but also a Sami cultural treasure worth discovering. Sarek is known to be a demanding and challenging place for people entering its territory due to its few marked roads, and any other infrastructure such as bridges or shelters (guarded or unguarded).

The mountaineers who immerse themselves in it take responsibility for themselves and their decisions, they are exposed to the weather, the wind, the snow and … their emotions. They will be far from … Everything.

What? Just thinking about it your heart starts to pound and you feel an irrepressible desire to feel that wind on your face, right?


That’s it. Traveling to the heart of Sarek is traveling towards a sense of freedom that you may not have felt before in your life. Be careful because it hooks, when you come back you will no longer be the same or the same. Your priorities may change.


Do you dare to come? You don’t have to do it alone. Let us guide you. We will teach you its secrets, we will cross its heart from end to end, we will guide your steps and we will be by your side when you need us: at river crossings, on snow bridges, when you feel overwhelmed by the weight of the landscape or loneliness. And we will leave you space, when you need to grow or just be.


Traveling to Sarek is not complicated. Despite being remote, it has several well-connected accesses. Another reason why I love the place is because of the possibility of always traveling by public transport. You do not need to rent private vehicles and even the plane is expendable, to some extent. The plane may be necessary to get to the country’s capital Stockholm, for example. From the same airport it is possible to take the train to travel on a night train to Gällivare (saving you a second plane to Lulea for example, and a hotel night). From the same train station in Gällivare the bus leaves for different entrances to the park. Everything connected, everything in sync. It’s great!


If you want to know more about the park, do not stop reading our trip.

Here are some photos so you know what awaits you, although the photos never do justice!


The adventures that we lived there, we do not tell you. We prefer that you experience them by your own. We are going from August 25 to September 5, are you coming?