Once a year, CoCo SAR's Mountain Rescue Group (MRG) hosts the Type I Academy. Part of the curriculum includes an intensive course on map and compass skills. The culminating event is Advanced Land Navigation, where students are dropped off in a remote location, and have to navigate their way to a series of flags before arriving at a final rallying point. This full-day event involves an air-to-ground exercise with the Sheriff's Air Squadron, as well as an advanced ATV training opportunity.
Photos by Andy Csepely and Mark Wilfer