Alpine Style Hiking Bootcamp

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Peter Van Geit

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Nov 3, 2021, 11:52:56 PM11/3/21
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Based on a recent survey & popular demand I'm organizing a hands-on *online* bootcamp for independent hikers. This should allow the outdoor community to master important concepts to go alpine. Afterwards we can organize a few field training sessions in specific locations / dates.

Pre-requisites: mobile phone + internet. No specific knowledge required. Each module will cover brief theory and *more important* practical assignments to grasp the concepts taught. Assignments to be submitted online for review. Ultimate goal is for participants to plan and execute their own self-supported Himalayan treks. 

No need to sign up, just click on the links below to start learning / submit the hands-on assignments. New modules will be posted on instagram every couple of days in the next 2 months.



Chapter 1 - The Western Himalayas

Module 1 - Geography of Western himalayas - forms.gle/9e9D7eAr5D1pK52p9
Module 2 - Topography & Contours - forms.gle/6XqUZWWhXm4GpZcP9
Module 3 - Open Street Maps - forms.gle/qCQxnY9U3Hr2p9VK6
Module 4 - Traverse Planning - forms.gle/KTvP8vpC9Uh1zAwY7
Module 5 - Survey of India Maps - forms.gle/1aCwC8qnH7Z6WWoi7

Chapter 2 - Navigation - coming soon...

Module 1 - Mobile navigation (OSMAnd)
Module 2 - Geo-referenced maps (OSM)
Module 3 - Recorded routes (GPX)
Module 4 - Paper maps (Olizane)
Module 5 - Off trail / Contours
Module 6 - Compass / Altimeter
Module 7 - Uploading routes in OSM

Chapter 3 - Hike planning

Module 1 - Route planning
Module 2 - Elevation profile
Module 3 - Acclimatization
Module 4 - Seasons
Module 5 - Weather
Module 6 - Food planning
Module 7 - Night stay



Chapter 4 - Himalayan Terrains

Module 1 - Valleys & streams
Module 2 - Ridglines & Passes
Module 3 - Human settlements
Module 4 - Forest
Module 5 - Meadows
Module 6 - Scree
Module 7 - Moraines
Module 8 - Glaciers
Module 9 - Snow

Chapter 5 - Fast hiking & lightweight gears

Module 1 - Shoe wear
Module 2 - Clothing
Module 3 - Backpacks
Module 4 - Night shelter
Module 5 - Electronics / Power
Module 6 - Nutrition & Cooking
Module 7 - Hydration
Module 8 - Technical gears



Chapter 6 - GIS (Advanced, needs laptop)

Module 1 - QGIS
Module 2 - Online Map sources
Module 3 - Importing GIS data
Module 4 - OSM data model
Module 5 - Querying outdoor elements
Module 6 - Exporting GIS data
Module 7 - Geo-referencing maps
Module 8 - Digitizing map data
Module 9 - Downloading DEM & generating contours
Module 10 - Generating maptiles for offline mobile navigaton

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Peter Van Geit

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Dec 3, 2021, 12:11:26 AM12/3/21
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So far 130 students have started the free online alpine style hiking bootcamp.
6 chapters, 40 modules to get you ready to explore the mountains alpine style
Find below the latest available modules. Submitted assignments will be reviewed and feedback provided

Chapter 1 - Maps / Route

Module 1 - Geography of Himalayas - forms.gle/9e9D7eAr5D1pK52p9

Module 2 - Topography & Contours - forms.gle/6XqUZWWhXm4GpZcP9
Module 3 - Open Street Maps - forms.gle/qCQxnY9U3Hr2p9VK6
Module 4 - Traverse Planning - forms.gle/KTvP8vpC9Uh1zAwY7
Module 5 - Survey of India - forms.gle/1aCwC8qnH7Z6WWoi7

Chapter 2 - Navigation

Module 1 - Mobile / GPS - forms.gle/bSbjMefFZVK7q8W3A
Module 2 - Geo-referenced maps - forms.gle/EBkDdSyDKVhaVhnq6
Module 3 - Recorded routes - forms.gle/AtT9EPwh5NMF3K2F6
Module 4 - Terrain reference - forms.gle/ThP1db6nysY4LQiQA
Module 5 - Off trail (Contours) - forms.gle/DsJnkBG8wNYjLqCt9
Module 6 - Compass - forms.gle/W9ktg1Q24E95Ws8P6

Chapter 3 - Journey

Module 1 - Elevation profile - forms.gle/1nZLqHV99U7RaSzu5
Module 2 - Acclimatization - forms.gle/M85YeBPKbkZg3J5w7
Module 3 - Weather - forms.gle/MJbbbrS9soTkbxx86
Module 4 - Seasons - forms.gle/XSUuMHZE5b8S5kF9A
Module 5 - Food planning - forms.gle/6BEssv1RQuT5JfS77
Module 6 - Hydration - forms.gle/ZC4wi6DtBZS8J8Lx6
Module 7 - Night stay - forms.gle/Z7rycgXq2GKfmS7w8

Chapter 4 - Fast hiking & lightweight gears

Module 1 - Clothing - forms.gle/KRm1JtdcJZo2jTQw9
Module 2 - Shoe wear - forms.gle/ppJRDKWZBWgUmbpT6
Module 3 - Backpack - forms.gle/ZSFBifNPhuVrxL9b7
Module 4 - Sleeping bag - forms.gle/ZXPXhQr8sbBq3onp8
Module 5 - Tent - forms.gle/NfvC9AvLshe8xqj78
Module 6 - Electronics / Power - forms.gle/QphsM9DRwrPNs6KW8
Module 7 - Technical gears - forms.gle/tP4HJ1grYNqq2AM77

Regards,
peter
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