NORTHLATITUDE (C.A.C.E.N) ® Northlatitude Education and Training Argentine Center is a company founded by Gabriel Esquivel, having started its activities in January of the year 2005.
Our mission is to provide you with an optimal academic level of first international level so that you can be able to perform yourself in different wild natural environments through a training which includes theoretical support in classroom and training on the ground. Our primary objective is to contribute to an elemental education because we have the human resource comprised by certified professionals highly qualified and recognized in the national and international field, specialized in the teaching of techniques on Survival, Orientation, Land Navigation and GPS, Search and Rescue (SAR), First Aid, Skydiving, Mountaineering, Trekking, Crossing, Jiu Jitsu and the Multiadventure. In addition, we offer the opportunity to train you in different places of Argentina and abroad and also to train foreigners in our country because Argentina has an extensive diversity of lands and climates that includes mountains, forests, jungles, glaciers, deserts, seas, rivers and others, which are known by our instructors and in particular by Gabriel who not only has traveled through many known natural places of Argentina and almost integrally in the Argentinian Patagonia if not, he has a solid experience of having taught courses in areas like jungles, forests and mountains located in Buenos Aires, other provinces and lately in Ecuador and Colombia where he also traveled to the United States to be instructed in survival. The reach of our teaching also includes essential values of friendship, understanding, leadership, achievement of goals and teamwork, being one of our premises the respect and care of the environment.
We are forerunners in Argentina in the teaching of courses in Spanish and English language that by means of a new system of courses designed to be given in both languages, it has allowed to date to train local and foreigners students from several countries and continents and you can educate yourself without distinction of profession. race, age, gender, religion or beliefs.
Endorsements and recognition of our courses
Our courses about wilderness Survival, Orientation, Land Navigation/GPS with cartography and the Multidventure, are internationally recognized by the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO and EMERHUIL ASSOCIATION international school of Colombia, being that NORTHLATITUDE has an international agreement with both and also, Gabriel Esquivel, Director of Northlatitude, is a survival instructor of the Dragones del Golfo school.
About us and our activities
NORTHLATITUDE is comprised by a group of certified instructors in the diverse courses to be taught where for years we have been giving all the best to train you. About Gabriel Esquivel, he is the Director of Northlatitude and Instructor of survival and orientation who besides, eventually carry out mountaineering and trekking activities and since the year 1984 he is Military Personnel of the Argentine Air Force who after of being on active duty for over 21 years specialized in Systems, Computer science, English language and in a General Survival course that attended in the III Air Brigade based in Reconquista, Santa Fe province, it was through NORTHLATITUDE that allowed him to obtain an international recognition as survival instructor in four opportunities by the DISCOVERY CHANNEL television network as instructor of Survival for the DISCOVERY CHALLENGE Mexico 2015, DISCOVERY WHAT ON EARTH Argentina 2017, as technical adviser on survival for a DISCOVERY production released on Channel 11 TELEFE in Argentina 2017 and for the DISCOVERY Extreme Nature 2018 as assistant of the actor Federico Amador. Lately he was instructor of the BLACK BEAR "I" JUNGLE survival international course given in Ecuador in 2017 and is the first Argentine citizen recognized as “Honorary Cause” Survival Instructor (with license IHC056) by S.I.W.A., the Survival Instructor World Association based in Lakeland, Florida, United States and Spain, although he doesn`t teach courses for that Association by own decision, he keeps that recognition. In the year 2018 he traveled to Atlanta and Florida, United States, to attend an international survival course taught by the legendary Byron Kerns, former S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) instructor of the Air Force based in Washington and of the Navy Seals elite teams and in the year 2019 he was chosen in South America by the MERHUIL COL Association to teach the COLOMBIA SURVIVAL CHALLENGE international course in a Desert area of that country, having also been trained as Survival instructor at the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO (DRAGONS OF THE GULF) Colombian International School (registration EIDG009AE) as well as he is ex Associated Instructor of I.A.S.A. (International Adventure Survival Association) of Costa Rica.
Besides, was professor of the survival matter at an a well-known school of Mountaineering located in Buenos Aires as well as he played as actor in the role of instructor in the PARABELLUM Austrian International Survival film which was presented in 40 international film festivals. Lately, on his second trip to the United States to Atlanta and Florida, he visited the Kennedy Space Center (N.A.S.A), where he lunched with the astronaut engineer Edward Gibson, ex crewmember of the SKYLAB 4 North American space mission, to whom he asked him about some issues regarding to the survival and orientation techniques that the astronauts must apply when an emergency may arise in any mission in the outer space.
Therefore, all that knowledge collected through years of training and experience gathered by him together with his staff of instructors, will be passed to you by means of the teaching.
Courses payment system. Cash (you must make a down payment during the previous meeting/enrollment and the rest must be paid at the beginning of the theoretical or practice class and also, you can pay by Mercado Pago.
Course teaching system. We are located in two head offices, in the residential neighborhood of Palermo (Cap.Fed), located at one block away from the Planetary of the Buenos Aires city to teach the Survival and Multiadventure courses and in the neighborhood of Nunez (Cap.Fed), to teach the Orientation and GPS courses and also, we offer to train you in other places in Argentina or countries, being that we already taught seventeen courses in differents Argentine provinces as well as abroad and for this, we have the experience, the human resource and logistic to move to where you need to train you.
Gabriel Esquivel - Director General Coordinator