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 offer you a training based on a high academic level with international programs and standards in survival and orientation aimed for extreme environments, with the goal of training you through a system composed of procedures, techniques and methods so that you can perform in different natural terrains and therefore, we offer a teaching program which includes support of theoretical classes in classroom and practices on the ground. Our primary objective is to provide you with an integral teaching based on our operational experiences because we have the human resource comprised by trained, certified, registered and recognized professionals at the national and international level of several continents, specialized on Survival, Orientation, Land Navigation, GPS and Cartography, Search and Rescue (SAR), First Aid, Skydiving, Mountaineering, Trekking, Crossings, Jiu Jitsu and 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 a wide variety of terrains and climates which includes mountains, forests, jungles, glaciers, deserts, seas, rivers and others, which are known by our instructors and in particular by Gabriel who has not only traveled through many known natural places of Argentina and of the Patagonia Argentina if not, he has a solid experience in having taught courses in Spanish and English language in jungle, forest and mountain areas of Buenos Aires, other provinces and lately in Ecuador, Colombia and Chile, who also traveled to the United States to be trained in a survival course. The reach of our teaching also extends to essential values of friendship, understanding, leadership, achievement of objectives and teamwork, being one of our interests, the respect and care for the environment.
We are forerunners in Argentina and South America in the teaching of courses in Spanish and English language that through a novel course system designed in both languages, has allowed us to train local and foreign participants from South America, Central America, North America and Europe, being that for this purpose, you can be trained, regardless your profession, race, age, gender, religion or beliefs.
Endorsements and recognition of our courses
Our Survival courses for extreme environments, Orientation, Land Navigation/GPS with cartography and the Multiadventure (which includes the Skydiving + Survival + Orientation + First Aid) are recognized at the national and international level by the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO international school and the EMERHUIL ASSOCCIATION of Colombia being that, NORTHLATITUDE has an international agreement with both and besides, Gabriel Esquivel, Director of Northlatitude, is international survival instructor of the Dragones del Golfo school.
About us and our activities
NORTHLATITUDE is comprised by a group of specialized, certified and registered instructors in the various courses that they teach where for years we have given the best to train you being that among our staff, there are military (R) of the Argentine Air Force and Civilians. As far as Gabriel Esquivel is concerned, he is Director of Northlatitude and Instructor of Survival and Orientation who also eventually practices on mountaineering and trekking activities and since 1984 he is Military of the Argentine Air Force who after being over 21 years on active duty, specialized in Systems, Computing, English Language and in a General Survival course attended in the III Air Brigade located in the Reconquista city, in Santa Fe, it was through NORTHLATITUDE that allowed him to obtain an international recognition in survival and orientation in four (4) opportunities, by the famous DISCOVERY CHANNEL television network, to be instructor of the following television programs as DISCOVERY CHALLENGE Mexico 2015, DISCOVERY WHAT ON EARTH Argentina 2017, as technical advisor in survival for the production of DISCOVERY Nature Extreme channel 11 TELEFE Argentina 2017 and for the DISCOVERY Into de Wild 2018 channel 11 TELEFE Argentina, as technical assistant for the actor Federico Amador (Northlatitude was in some television programs as Channel 13, Channel 11 TELEFE, Channel 7 Public Television, Channel 2 C.A.B.A., in the La Nation and Infobae newspapers, etc). He was an instructor of the BLACK BEAR “I” JUNGLE international Survival course, organized by a company in Ecuador in 2017 and is the first citizen of Argentina recognized as "Honorary Cause" Survival Instructor by S.I.W.A., which is the Survival Instructor World Association based in Lakeland, Florida, United States and Spain, although he does not teach courses for that Association by his own decision, he maintains that recognition. In the year 2018 he traveled to Atlanta and Florida, United States, to be trained in an international survival course taught by the legendary Byron Kerns, former instructor of S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) of the United States Air Force, among others. In 2019 he was chosen in South America by the international DRAGONES DEL GOLFO international school and EMERHUIL COL Association of Colombia to teach the COLOMBIA SURVIVAL CHALLENGE international course which took place in the Tatacoa Desert of that country, having later on, been trained and registered as Survival Instructor during 200 practical theoretical hours in a jungle area and he also is a Search and Tracking instructor of the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO Colombian International School (registers EIDG009AE and EIDG005AE). Lately, since the year 2020 he is International Instructor of Survival Instructors at the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO International School of Colombia.
In addition, he was professor on the survival matter at the E.A.A.M. (Argentine School of Mountain Activities) located in C.A.B.A., Buenos Aires, as well as he played in the theater as survival instructor for the PARABELLUM Austrian international film, presented at 40 international film festivals, in Buenos Aires and even, at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. 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 had lunch with the astronaut engineer Edward Gibson, a former crew member of the North American space mission SKYLAB 4, to whom he asked him about which survival and orientation techniques the astronauts should apply in the event an emergency may come up on a space mission as well as, he visited the Atlantis space shuttle.
Therefore, all that knowledge he has acquired through years of training and experience gained by him together with the staff of instructors, all these will be given to you through the teaching.
Payment of courses. 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, CBU transfer, Mercado Pago and Western Union..
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