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 three (3) days integrally on an island covered by marginal jungle and 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 of being trained in survival

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.

Scheduling activities

Previous meeting and enrollment in (CABA) Capital Federal – date to be confirmed.

This meeting aims to provide you with general information about the course in a personalized way and will held at “La Opera” restaurant located in the Corrientes and Callao avenues, in Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, about 6 blocks away from the Obelisco. For registration, you must pay in cash the whole course or reserve a place by making a down payment and the rest of the money, must be paid at the beginning of the theoretical class. If you can`t assist to this meeting, you must e-mail us to info@northlatitude.com.ar or call us by phone in order to provide you by transfer number, Mercado Pago or other means of payment. This meeting is free and last around 30 minutes time.
Phone numbers to reach us. Line (011)20953883 and cell (011)1535059141

Theory in classroom of Palermo (CABA) - date to be confirmed.

This class last seven (7) hours, five (5) hours aimed for the SURVIVAL for EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS techniques and the last two (2) hours, aimed for the FIRST AID for EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS and will be taught in our classroom located in Palermo (C.A.B.A), Buenos Aires, in 4040 Sarmiento avenue, located at one block away from the planetary of the Buenos Aires city. In the class will be breaks of 10 minutes time each and there are available services as restaurant, restrooms, water dispenser and free parking car.

Training on terrains of Ezeiza (Buenos Aires province) - date to be confirmed.

The training of this course will be given during a three days in a island covered by marginal jungle and woodland located in the Parana de las Palmas island, Escobar, Buenos Aires. Generally, the meeting point is in the city of Escobar, at 9 a.m. The practical activities begin at 10 a.m. of a Friday day and ends at at 3 pm. of the following Sunday, where all will overnight two nights in outdoor survival shelters to be built.

Theoretical-practical Survival Activities (to be taught in classroom and terrain)

  • Organization. Bases of the survival.
  • Planning. Strategy and development.
  • P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude). Mind Control and its importance.
  • Psychology of the Survival. Adaptation to the environment and coexistence with a human group.
  • Leadership. Importance of the figure and personality of the leader in the survival.
  • Teamwork. How to behave in an emergency when you are lost in the wilderness in remote areas located far away from the immediate help.
  • Terrains and climates. Different types of terrains to survive in an emergency (woodland, jungle, mountain, desert, cold areas, etc) – Cares.
  • PENTAGON OF SURVIVAL. Its importance in a survival situation.
  • First Aid. See more details below. Building of stretchers with natural elements and others.
  • Signaling. Building of areas with diurnal, nocturnal and other land-air signals.
  • Shelters. Building of individual and group shelters with natural resources.
  • Water. Obtainment, methods of cleaning and rationing.
  • Food. Obtainment of edible food and rule of the edibility. Cares.
  • Fire. Primitive methods and others to obtain and keep the fire with natural means and others.
  • Traps. Building of some types to be used in the event of real situation of survival.
  • Knots. Basic knots and harnesses to be used in an emergency.
  • Backpack of emergency. Building with natural elements and others.
  • Improvised stretchers and transfer. Building of improvised stretchers to move wounded persons.
  • Orientation and crossing. Spatial location of the cardinal points in the nature. Practice of diurnal and nocturnal crossing in woodland areas using techniques of basic orientation by instrumental means (compass and topographic maps) and by diurnal and nocturnal natural means.
  • Bow and arrow. Building with natural elements of the nature and other and practice.
  • Spears. Building with element of the nature and others and practice.
  • Rafts. Building of survival rafts with natural resources.
  • Bridges. Building and crossing of bridges with natural an other elements.

Theoretical and practical activities on First Aid for hostile areas (to be taught only in the classroom)

  • Evaluation of the scene.
  • Biosecurity.
  • Safety.
  • Bleedings.
  • Heat, chemical and electrical burns.
  • Skeletal muscle injury and immobilization.
  • Hypothermia.
  • Diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.
  • Fainting.

Price. To be confirmed (payments in Dollars, Euros or others).

Way of payment. Cash or transfer by PayPal or Western Union.


This course includes

  • Classroom.
  • One (1) ration of survival per participant.
  • Elements of support to be loan as ponchos, machetes, etc.
  • Parking car.
  • Classroom with Survival, Search and Rescue (SAR) and Orientation.
  • Communication equipment for emergency as cell phones and others.
  • Private area for the practice in the outdoor.
  • Personalized Assistance.
  • Insurance coverage of accidents for the theoretical and practice.
  • One (1) course handbook of 140 pages.
  • One (1) course certificate to be given under completion of the course.

The course IS NOT TO BE POSTPONED BY BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS although, if necessary, it will be postponed to a new date.


We recommend you not to buy stuffs for the practice of the course as survival knives, machetes, fire starters, whistles, compasses and others because in the theoretical class you will receive information and recommendations about which stuffs would be the more convenient to buy and in the case you may have some of them, you can take them to the classes. 

Course certifications

The certifications have the national endorsement of NORTHLATITUDE (C.A.C.E.N) and the international endorsement and recognition of the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO International School of Colombia and the EMERHUIL ASSOCIATION of Colombia of which the Director of NORTHLATITUDE is instructor of both. The DRAGONES DEL GOLFO international school and EMERHUIL ASSOCIATION are identified with the NIT 900865308- of the Secretary of Municipal Education of Neiva, in accordance with the requisites established in the Article 5.8 of the Decree 4904 of the year 2009 and the Article 64 of the Municipal Decree 870 that possess the license 0773-2020.

In the certificates you will find the logos of the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO International School of Colombia and of the NORTHLATITUDE of Argentina and others of Gabriel Esquivel as Director of NORTHLATITUDE, which include the licenses of international instructor on survival, search and rescue (EIDG009AE) and (EIDG005AE). The certificates will be signed by Gabriel Esquivel (Survival) and Leonardo Malvasio (First Aid), as indicated below:

Gabriel as
-Director, Survival and Orientation Instructor of NORTHLATITUDE (C.A.C.E.N).
-International Survival Instructor and Technical Adviser of DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2015, 2017 and 2018.
-Instructor of Survival, Search and Tracing of the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO International School.
Leonardo as
-Instructor on First Aid of the Argentine Red Cross.

Who can assist?

There is no limit of ages (about the under age, please, see below).

Requirement about age

Under age of 18 years old who want to attend the course will need a signed authorization by their father´s side or guardian as well as in the case you want to attend the course being under age, you need to be accompanied by an adult who also need a signed authorization by your parents.
Medical certificates

You need to present a medical certificate indicating you are able to attend the course in the outdoor. If you don´t have at the beginning of the course, you won´t be allowed to attend de course.

Requirements for participants

In the case you pay the full amount of the course and only attend the theoretical in the classroom but can´t attend the practice of the course by any reason, to attend the practice in later dates, you must pay the course again.

NOT EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED in this Survival course because this course is a Level I – Basic (for beginners).

Former participants who wish to attend the course again

You should pay it again and as you have attended this course before, you will obtain a 10% percent of discount on the full price.

Clothing and others

For the practice we recommend you to use appropriate clothing and footwear according to the type of terrain of the course (if you have any question, ask us). For the theoretical and practice class you are allowed to carry a pen (annotator is not necessary because the course handbook have available space in order you can make your annotations).

Parking car

For the theoretical class to be held in the Palermo city there is a parking car available and you don´t have to pay more money because the use of the parking is within the price of the course. For the practical class, in front of the Escobar harbor, there are private houses with an extensive property where you can park your car there by paying by day to a very affordable price.

Way of access to the theoretical and practice class.

Enter in the section OUR LOCATION which you can find in our website.

Instructors of the course

Gabriel Esquivel “White Bear”.
International Instructor of Survival/Technical Adviser of DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2015, 2017 and 2018 ((for the TV programs as Mexico Discovery Challenge, Discovery What On Earth, Discovery Extreme Nature and Discovery Wild Nature with the actor Federico Amador)
Instructor of Survival, Search and Tracing of the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO international school of Colombia.
International Survival Instructor recognized as “Honorary Cause” by S.I.W.A. (Survival Instructors World Association) of the United States and Spain.
Former survival instructor of I.A.S.A. (International Association of Survival and Adventure) of Costa Rica.
Survival Instructor of the “BLACK BEAR I” international course of the SAFARI LEADER CAMP company, given un Jungle area of Ecuador (2017)
Survival instructor of the “COLOMBIA SURVIVAL CHALLENGE” international course of the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO Company, held in the Desert of Tatacoa (2019.
Trained in survival in the United States by an ex S.E.R.E. instructor of the Air Force of the United States, in the BYRON KERNS SURVIVAL school (2018).
Trained in General Survival in the III Air Brigade of the Argentine Air Force (2003).
Speaker in a seminar of Survival given at the University of Corhuila, Colombia.
Lunch and meeting at N.A.S.A. (Kennedy Space Center) in the United States, with the engineer astronaut Edward Gibson of the Skylab 4 space mission.
Ex-professor at the E.A.A.M. (Argentine School of Mountain Activities).
Participant as survival instructor in the PARABELLUM Austrian international film, released in 40 international festivals.
Military Personnel (R) of the Argentine Air Force.

Leonardo Malvasio
First Aid Instructor of the Argentine Red Cross (Vicente Lopez – Buenos Aires).

Video of the Level I "Basic" course in woodland area of Ezeiza, Buenos Aires province.

Video of the Level II "Intermediate" course in marginal jungle and woodlad of Escobar, Buenos Aires province.

NORTHLATITUDE recommend you to buy Equipments of Survival, Camping, Orientation (compasses and GPS), Mountaineering, Trekking and others in the following stores

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


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