Course designed to provide skills on survival techniques to be applied in the event you get lost at an unexpected time and in remote, wild and hostile unknown places, when you cannot receive immediate help from rescue teams or other people. To do this, you will learn how to organize and design a strategy based on an emergency plan to apply techniques based on the PENTAGON OF SURVIVAL that basically includes the Survival Psychology, Positive Mental Aptitude (P.M.A), Leadership, Teamwork, First Aid, Signaling, Shelter, Water, Food, Fire, Orientation, etc. The course begins with a theoretical class of seven (7) hours in a classroom where you will receive a 122-page handbook with the assistance of a Survival and First Aid instructors, a blackboard, Survival, Search and Rescue (S.A.R) and Orientation equipments, a parachute canopy and an audiovisual projector, among others. The practice is integrally developed during two (2) days in an extensive private terrain of woodland, place at where you will begin the interaction and adaptation in that environment to gradually acquire your first skills, taking advantage of their natural resources of the surrounding. Under completion of the training, it is probably you can experience a change of vision and perspective because you will be able to evaluate the difference between living in urban areas with their comforts and customs and how you can survive in nature for a time with the means it provides. This course is fully on SURVIVAL for EXTREME ZONES, the notions on First Aid, Orientation and Land Navigation will be taught as techniques that are part of the Survival and also, we will teach emergency procedures based on international standards of the I.C.A.O (International Civil Aviation Organization).

To start the activities in nature, the students must carry a backpack equipped with minimum and basic elements to be required (as indicated below), because you will only need to carry your own clothing, footwear, a personal survival ration (P.S.R.) to be provided and it is not allowed to carry tents, sleeping bags, insulators, canteens or pots, because during the development of the training you will learn how to boil water and cook food with natural means, to sleep in outdoor survival shelters you will build with natural resources, etc., because one of the purposes of this course is to simulate being lost and devoid of certain stuffs that can be acquired in the city and replace them by those resources you can find in nature.

Besides, a simulation exercise will be made for emergency cases through the use of two drones duly registered and will be piloted by a remote Pilot U.A.V (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), certified and authorized by the A.N.A.C (National Civil Aviation Administration in English language), through First Aid exercises in case of emergencies, location of missing people, etc. Who will guide the drones has the Commercial Helicopter Pilot License (CHPL) 21507363 (1997) who was a helicopter pilot of the Argentine Federal Police and Remote Pilot License (RPL) 21507363 (2021). It will be carried out if the time and distance allow it and therefore, the participants will be informed during the theory if it will be carried out or not.

Benefits on Survival training

To acquire the necessary technical knowledge through the experience you are going to get in the training because it is precisely in a natural wild environment where the student must be adapted to develop their personality in contact with nature for a time, depending also depending also on the group that is part of it. Among those participants who were trained at Northlatitude, some of them had had experienced several situations such as getting lost and disoriented in mountainous areas, get injured during a trekking as others too, chose to be trained before undertaking trips and crossings to different natural places in Argentina and abroad, such as in South America, Central America, North America, China, Africa, etc.,  also to make kayak trips on the Amazon river from Brazil to Venezuela, visit areas of mountains and forests of Patagonia Argentina, Canada, islands of Colombia, etc., where over time, a group of them who had been lost in a cold area of Canada, efficiently applied some of the skills learned in our courses.

Northlatitude only trains on Survival skills and this course does not enable participants to teach survival courses.


To provide teaching based on quality and international recognition with the goal you can acquire an integral training for the benefit of your needs and therefore we have the suitable human and professional resources to meet your requirements because since January of the year 2005, we`ve began our activities in the teaching of courses in Argentina and other countries in terrains like marginal jungles, woodlands, deserts, islands, cold areas terrains, etc., being that also, some members of our staff are mountaineers. We have professional expertise to provide you our professional knowledge.


In our courses, current health protocols are complied with.

Previous meeting and enrolments to be held in (C.A.B.A) Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

Date to be confirmed. This meeting aims to provide additional information about the course to be given.

Theory (classroom)

This class will be taught on Saturday (date to be confirmed) and will be held in San Telmo (C.A.B.A) on 858 Peru Street, from 13 to 20 hs., where the first five (5) hours will be on Survival skills and the last two (2) hours, will be on First Aid.

Training on the ground

This practice will be held during a whole weekend that will start on Saturday at 8:30 hs. and will end the following Sunday, at 18:30 hs.

Theoretical-practical activities regarding to Survival (to be held in classroom and on the ground)

Some of the skills to be taught are based on the O.A.C.I. (International Civil Aviation Organization) international standards, based on international emergency codes.

Survival. Definition and terrain where it can happen.
Organization. Bases for survival.
Planning. Design of a strategy and decision-making based on the analysis of the situation.
P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude). Mental control and its importance in a survival situation that can take place in extreme areas.
Psychology in Survival. Adaptation to the environment and coexistence with other persons.
Leadership. Importance of the leader's figure and its personality - Innate leader and choice of a leader at the beginning of a survival situation – Difference between a leader and a boss.
Teamwork. Activities to be carried out in the circumstance of being lost in remote natural environments, located away from the immediate help.
Equipment. Recount of those stuffs available which can be used in an emergency.
Terrain and climates. Different types of terrain to survive in an emergency (forest, jungle, mountain, desert, cold areas, etc.) - Cares.
PENTAGON OF SURVIVAL. Its importance in a survival situation, based on its priorities such as First Aid, Signaling, Shelter, Water, Food, Fire, etc.
First Aid. (See details below) – How to build stretchers of circumstance with natural elements and others to transfer wounded persons.
Signaling. Building of day and night ground-to-air signals areas – Elements needed to make a signaling system – Choosing a terrain to prepare ground-to-air signals – Radio electric and pyrotechnic signals – Conventional signals – Coded and un encoded signals – Signal mirrors, whistles and flashlights – Building of S.O.S. emergency signals and others valid for civilian and military crews members that can also be used by any survivor.
Campsite. Choosing an appropriate place to set a campsite area – Organization and control of equipment and stuffs - Cleaning up the perimeter belonging to the campsite.
Shelters. Building of individual and group shelters with natural resources – Choice of place to build them and orientation – Natural elements and others for its building.
Water. Importance and requirements to survive - Obtaining water in the nature - Ways and places of obtaining – Water filter system - Water purification and rationing methods - Recommendations - Ways to boil water with artificial and natural elements - Cares.
Food.  Obtaining food of wild origin - Rule of edibility – Identification of plants and cares - Construction of devices to cook food and boil water with natural resources – Infusions with plants suitable for the human consumption –.
Fire. Importance - Primitive methods and others to make fire with natural and other means – Choice and control of places to make fires – Techniques of lighting a campfire – Ways of ignition without matches and lighters – Method of friction with natural means – How to put out a campfire - Location and distribution of the campfire on the campsite perimeter to make signaling.
Traps. Building of some types to be used in the event of a real survival situation.
Knots. Basic knots and waist harnesses to be used in an emergency.
Emergency backpack. Building with natural elements and others – Elements needed for its building.
Survival knives. Types, recommendations and cares – Building of circumstance knives with natural elements.
Improvised stretchers and transfer. Building of stretchers with natural means and others at hand – Number of people needed to move injured.
Orientation and crossing. Space location of the north (0°), east (90°), south (180°) and west (270°) cardinal points on the ground - Day and night crossing practices using basic orientation techniques by means of compasses and topographic maps and other natural means – Constitution and reading of topographic maps at several scales – Reverse triangulation method to know the location of the survivors on the map and on the terrain - Design of drawings - Method of double steps to know distances on the ground – Practice of night crossing without flashlight – Other ways of mixed orientation using artificial and natural elements – Preparations to be made before starting a journey on the ground to look for help - Importance and cares on the crossing - Choice and possible places to make it – Objective and subjective dangers – Variable conditions of walking on the ground – When to start a walking - Cares.
Bow, arrow, spear and Apache pitching star. Building with nature resources and practice of its use on the ground.

Theoretical-practical First Aid activities for wild areas (given only in the classroom)

Evaluation of the scene.
Heat, chemical and electrical burns.
Skeletal muscle injuries and immobilization.
Diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.
Transfer of wounded persons.

Price (argentine pesos). $ 8.200 for argentines and foreigners as well. Foreigners can pay in dollars or euros according to the 24240 Consumer Protection Law or Argentine (former participants of our courses who want to attend the course again, obtain a 10% discount over the full price).

Discount per participants. Two (2) persons $ 7.900 each one – Three (3) persons, $ 7.500 each one.

Way of payment. Cash (you need to make a down payment in the previous meeting and the rest of the many, at the beginning of the theoretical/practical classes), transfer by CBU, Mercado Pago, PayPal or Western Union (for foreigners).


The course includes

  • Entry and parking car at the theoretical class to be given Palermo.
  • One (1) survival ration per participant.
  • Stuffs to be provided as ponchos, machetes, etc.
  • Classroom with Survival, Search and Rescue (SAR), Orientation and Parachuting equipment.
  • Communication equipment for emergency.
  • Customized assistance in the whole course.
  • Private wild area for the practical class of the course.
  • Accident insurance policy for the practical class.
  • One (1) course handbook of 145 sheets.
  • One (1) course certificate with international recognition.

If the course is postponed for any circumstances, a new date will be rescheduled.


Do not buy stuffs for the practice of the course such as survival knives, machetes, fire steesl, whistles, compasses or others because in theoretical class you will be provided with information and recommendations about which elements would be the most convenient to buy and carry and if you have some of them, you can take them to the classes.

Course certifications

Las certificaciones poseen el aval nacional de NORTHLATITUDE (C.A.C.E.N) y el aval y reconocimiento internacional de la Escuela Internacional DRAGONES DEL GOLFO de Colombia de la cual el Director de NORTHLATITUDE es Instructor de ambas. La mencionada escuela internacional y la ASOCIACION EMERHUIL se encuentran identificadas con el NIT 900865308- de la Secretaría de Educación Municipal de Neiva, cumpliendo con los requisitos establecidos en el Artículo 5.8 del Decreto 4904 de 2009 y en Artículo 64 del Decreto Municipal 870 de 2011 y poseen la licencia 0773-2020.
En los certificados se reflejan los logos de NORTHLATITUDE de Argentina, de la Escuela Internacional DRAGONES DEL GOLFO de Colombia, los de Gabriel Esquivel como Director e Instructor de Supervivencia y de Leonardo Malvasio como Instructor de Primeros Auxilios de la Cruz Roja Argentina. En cuanto a Gabriel, firmará como se indica a continuación:

Instructor de Supervivencia/Asesor Técnico DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2015, 2017 y 2018.
Instructor Internacional de Instructores de Supervivencia escuela internacional DRAGONES DEL GOLFO de Colombia.
Instructor de Supervivencia, Búsqueda y Rastreo escuela internacional DRAGONES DEL GOLFO de Colombia.

Who can attend the course

No existen límites de edad (respecto a los menores, ver requerimientos mas abajo), nexo familiar, género masculino o femenino, grupos de amigos, país, religión, si practica o no actividades deportivas en lugares cerrados o al aire libre, etc. Pueden asistir amantes de la naturaleza o quienes practican actividades deportivas, estudiantes de educación física, campamentistas, excursionistas, mochileros, montañistas, trekkers, corredores de carreras de aventuras, ciclistas, pescadores, guías de trekking y alta montaña, guías de turismo, exploradores, investigadores, scouts, kayakistas, conductores de vehículos 4x4, ingenieros, geólogos, empresas de aerolíneas comerciales, periodistas, corresponsales de guerra, personal militar y civil de las Fuerzas Armadas, miembros de las Fuerzas de seguridad, civiles reservistas egresados de los colegios secundarios de liceos militares, entre otros.

Requirement about age

Menores de dieciocho (18) años de edad deben presentar una autorización de sus padres y/o tutores como asimismo, deben ir acompañados de un mayor de edad quien puede ser uno de sus padres o un tutor designado por ellos, quien también debe participar en el curso.

Health certificate

Se debe presentar un certificado médico constando que se encuentran aptos para realizar las actividades del curso de supervivencia.

Requirements for the participants

Si un participante abona el curso completo y
solo realiza la teoría no pudiendo realizar la práctica o no pudiendo asistir ni a la teoría ni a la práctica del curso una vez abonado, para realizar el mismo nivel de curso en otras fechas, deberá abonarlo nuevamente.

No se requiere experiencia previa en supervivencia para realizar este curso.

Former participants who want to attend the course back

Deben abonarlo nuevamente y obtienen un 10% en concepto de descuento por haber participado anteriormente.

Clothing and others

Para la práctica se recomienda usar vestimenta y calzado acorde al tipo de terreno del curso (consultar). Para la clase teórica y práctica se permite llevar birome (anotador no es necesario porque el manual de curso dispone de suficiente espacios en blanco para realizar anotaciones extras).

Parking car

Para la clase teórica en Palermo se dispone de estacionamiento privado sin costo alguno.
Para la clase práctica en Ezeiza, el predio privado dispone de estacionamiento por la cual sus administradores requieren el abono diario de $ 250 por vehículo, el cual debe ser abonado por el dueño de cada vehículo.

How to reach us to the classroom and the training

Ingresar a la sección COMO LLEGAR de nuestra website.

Who will attend the previous meeting and enrollment, must confirm us by e-mail or by phone

Course instructors

Gabriel Esquivel "Oso Blanco".

Director, Coordinador General e instructor de NORTHLATITUDE.
Dicta cursos de Supervivencia, Orientación, Búsqueda y Rescate (SAR) y Multiaventura en idioma inglés.
Instructor de supervivencia y asesor técnico DISCOVERY CHANNEL durante cuatro (4) períodos en los años 2015, 2017 y 2018 (programas de TV DESAFIO DISCOVERY México 2015, DISCOVERY WHAT ON EARTH Argentina 2017, asesor técnico en supervivencia para la producción de DISCOVERY Naturaleza Extrema de canal 11 TELEFE Argentina 2018 y para el DISCOVERY Hacia lo Salvaje 2018 de canal 11 TELEFE Argentina como asistente técnico del actor Federico Amador.
Instructor Internacional de Instructores de Supervivencia de la Escuela Internacional DRAGONES DEL GOLFO de Colombia.
Instructor de Supervivencia, Búsqueda y Rescate (SAR) de la de la Escuela Internacional DRAGONES DEL GOLFO de Colombia -matrículas de instructor (EIDG009AE y EIDG005AE)-.
Instructor de supervivencia reconocido "honoris causa" por S.I.W.A. (Asociación Mundial Instructores Supervivencia) de Estados Unidos y España.
Instructor curso internacional de supervivencia “Black Bear I Jungle”, dictado en terreno de jungla de Ecuador (2017).
Instructor curso internacional supervivencia “Supervivencia Desafío Colombia”, dictado en terreno de desierto de Colombia (2019).
Alumno de un curso de supervivencia en Estados Unidos, dictado por un ex instructor de supervivencia S.E.R.E. (Supervivencia, Evasión, Resistencia y Escape) de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos.
Alumno de un curso de supervivencia general en la III Brigada Aérea de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina.
Militar de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina desde 1984.
Almuerzo y entrevista en la N.A.S.A. Centro Espacial Kennedy, Estados Unidos, con el astronauta ingeniero Edward Gibson, tripulante de la misión espacial norteamericana Skylab 4 y visita al transbordador espacial Atlantis.
Actor como instructor de supervivencia en el film internacional austríaco PARABELLUM, presentado en 40 festivales internacionales.
Ex profesor de la materia supervivencia en la E.A.A.M. (Escuela Argentina de Actividades de Montaña).
Se dedica al montanismo desde 1998.

Leonardo Malvasio

Instructor de Primeros Auxilios de la Cruz Roja Argentina (Filial Vicente López - Buenos Aires).

Video curso (Nivel I Básico) en monte y bosque de Ezeiza, Pcia. Bs. As.

Video curso (Nivel II Intermedio) en isla selva marginal de Escobar, Pcia. Bs. As.

Para adquirir equipos de Supervivencia, Campamentismo, Orientación (brújulas y GPS), Montañismo, Trekking y otros, NORTHLATITUDE recomienda las siguientes tiendas.

Wildlife www.wildlifesports.com.ar - Dosuna www.dosuna.com.ar

Gabriel Esquivel - Director - e-mail: info@northlatitude.com.ar - teléfonos: Línea (011) 2095-3882 - Celular (011) 15-35059141


Curso Supervivencia, Orientacion y GPS Northlatitude