NORTHLATITUDE (C.A.C.E.N) ® National and International 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, orientation and land navigation aimed for extreme environments, with the goal to train you by means of procedures and techniques in order you can perform your own skills on several natural terrains and therefore, our teaching program comprises a support system based on theoretical classes and training to be performed on several grounds which includes design of strategies and key decision making to carry out activities in the outdoor as sports, competition, exploration or others. Our main objective is to provide you with an comprehensive 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 in Survival, Orientation, Land Navigation, GPS and Cartography, Search and Rescue (SAR), First Aid, Skydiving, Mountaineering, Trekking, Crossings, Jiu Jitsu and the Multiadventure which involves the Skydiving, Survival, Orientation and First Aid. In addition, we offer the opportunity to train you in different places of Argentina and in other countries 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 well known by our instructors and especially by Gabriel who has not only traveled through many known natural places of Argentina and in particular in the Patagonia Argentina if not, he has a wide experience of having taught courses in Spanish and English language in jungle, forest and mountain areas of Buenos Aires, other provinces and lately in Colombia, Ecuador and Chile, who also traveled to the United States to be trained in a survival course in woodland area.
The reach of our teaching also extends to essential values of friendship, understanding, achievement of objectives, leadership, and teamwork, being one of our premises, the respect and care of the environment. We are forerunners in Argentina and South America in the teaching of courses in Spanish and English language that through an original system of courses designed in both languages, has allowed us to train local and foreign participants from South America, Central America, North America and Europe, being that 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 and 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 instructors trained, specialized, certified and officially enrolled in national and international institutions in the several courses that are taught where since the year 2005 we`ve given the best in the teaching being that our staff is composed of military (R) of the Argentine Air Force and Civilians. Regarding to Gabriel Esquivel, he is Director of Northlatitude and Instructor of Survival and Orientation who also eventually carry out mountaineering and trekking activities and since the year 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 he attended at the III Air Brigade located in Reconquista, in the Santa Fe province, it was through NORTHLATITUDE that allowed him to obtain an international recognition in survival and orientation in four (4) opportunities when the famous DISCOVERY CHANNEL television network chose him as Discovery instructor for the television programs DISCOVERY CHALLENGE Mexico 2015, DISCOVERY WHAT ON EARTH Argentina 2017, technical advisor in survival for the production of DISCOVERY Nature Extreme of channel 11 TELEFE Argentina 2018 and for the DISCOVERY Into the Wild 2018 channel 11 TELEFE Argentina as technical assistant of the actor Federico Amador. Also, he was invited to participate in some television programs as Channel 13, Channel 11 TELEFE, Channel 7 Public Television, Channel of the Buenos Aires city (C.A.B.A), in the La Nacion, Infobae newspapers, etc. He was instructor of the international BLACK BEAR "I" JUNGLE survival course organized by a company of 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 belong to that Association and less teach its courses by his own decision, he keeps that public recognition. In the year 2018 he traveled to Atlanta and Florida, United States, to be trained in an international survival course taught in English language by Byron Kerns, former instructor on Survival S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) of the United States Air Force, among others.
In the year 2019 he was chosen in South America and Argentina by the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO international school and EMERHUIL COL Association, both from Colombia, to teach the COLOMBIA SURVIVAL CHALLENGE international course held in the la Tatacoa desert of that country, having later on been trained and registered as Survival Instructor after the completion of 159 theoretical-practical hours in classroom and in jungle terrain of Colombia and Search and Tracing Instructor at the DRAGONES DEL GOLFO International school of Colombia (professional licenses EIDG009AE and EIDG005AE). Lately, at the beginning of the year 2020, he performed the conditions of 200 hours (120 hours in classroom and 80 hours in jungle terrain of Colombia) to be certified as International Instructor of Survival Instructors at the same international school.
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 N.A.S.A (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) at the Kennedy Space Center, where he joined a 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 gained in years of training and experience acquired by him together with the staff of instructors, it will be passed 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