I’m utterly proud of my Students at Advanced Tracking Course (in collaboration with Discovery Way): mosquitos and hot sun didn’t stop them and they did an amazing job, becoming Sign Cutters!
“grazie per l’ottimo corso “Advanced Man-Tracking” tenuto lo scorso 30/6/2018… sei molto brava, professionale e coinvolgente. Ottime tutte le varie prove che ci hai fatto fare, ed in particolare mi e’ piaciuta molto la prova di ricerca (in tre Trackers) in discesa nel bosco di un uomo ferito… questa e’ stata la prima ricerca riuscita delle tracce di una persona dispersa… che figata ! Thank you so much and hope to be Tracking again with you soon ! -Nino-“
How many times we have seen the ground and just considered it terrain, grain, grass, peebles, sand and more over or even concrete and asphalt? Thousands.
“Learn how to read the ground“. That precisely what Tracking is.
Ground shows up itself as an amalgam of signs, as an inner chaos to the most novices among Tracking novices. We see it, but most of times we don’t look at it. We don’t think at it. It’s over there, underneath our feet, we don’t pay attention to its voice because it’s just an element, we take it for granted.
Nothing is granted at all, especially the Ground. That’s why, if we really want to learn how to read it, we have to listen to his silent voice.
Does Ground have a voice? It has! It speaks throughout the passages of man and beast. Every contact leaves a trace; this way, every sign is a word, then a sentence, then again a story.
Learn to track duly involves the capability to understand the Ground. More specifically: What’s happened. When. Why. How may persons. Animals.
Time after time, that reading will become a belonging. To a certain scenario, to a particular time. We will find ourselves surprised to kinda feel having been present to that moment – the moment in which tracks were made. Just like a whole thing.
I’m eagerly proud of all my students at Basic Tracking Course. Not an easy day for sure! Heavy rain, cold temperature, and tracks that disappear in less than a hour. But let me say this: if you start great, you’ll do great. We all put a lesson learnt to use for sure.
Frantically updated as I run across into new stuff, this list is intended to be an invitation. Not all the movies here mentioned are masterpiece or what, they just contain some scenes (good or bad reconstructions, it depends) based on Tracking.
Enjoy and please write me pm or leave a comment if you have some other good titles. I’m hungry for that!