“This is a recommendation for Claus Andersen. Claus attended our 5-week Wilderness Survival Training Course in northern Arizona as well as numerous fieldcourses over the years. These programs involve a rigorous immersion into desert and mountain survival with continuous field application which saw participants out in all manner of weather while relying on a minimum of modern gear. The emphasis was also upon small-group dynamics while working together to establish and maintain an off-grid basecamp for extended wilderness living.
Having worked alongside Claus on numerous courses and expedition-style treks, I would describe him as possessing great mental fortitude and a depth of character that both fellow students and instructors alike admired. He has a tremendous work ethic, sound leadership ability and is driven to know everything about the subject he is immersed in. Once a task or project was undertaken he went beyond mere completion and turned his work into an example of superb craftsmanship while serving as a mentor to other students. All of this while dealing with the extremes of heat and cold and any challenges the natural world presented, of which there were many.
Claus has extensive survival experience in remote settings throughout the globe that he contributes to each course and is that rare, gifted teacher who can both demonstrate a skill and then easily pass it on to his students. Over several years, Claus and I have been on many outdoor trips together that involved application of both short term survival skills and extended living off the land in addition to team building and medical safety issues. He has continually impressed me with his ability to be a calm, resourceful and trusted leader in difficult situations.
I would strongly recommend Claus Andersen as he embodies the dedication and skills that would make any company proud and serve them well.
Please feel free to contact me directly if I can provide any further information.”
CEO and founder at Ancient Pathways
“It has been a pleasure working with Claus during a time of extreme activity in the Somali high risk area and where Claus’ diligent and insightful work was vital to understanding and predicting Somali pirate movements and operations.”
Hans Tino Hansen
CEO & founder at Risk Intelligence
“Claus is an experienced and knowledgeable outdoorsman. He has studied, taught and practiced outdoor survival and bushcraft skills for many years in both civilian and military settings.
Over several years, Claus and I have been on many outdoor trips together that involved application of both short term survival skills and extended living off the land in addition to team building and medical safety issues. He has continually impressed me with his ability to be a calm, resourceful and trusted leader in difficult situations.
I give Claus my highest recommendation and I am confident he will be a valuable asset to any organization.”
Director at The Forager’s Path School of Botanical Studies
“Clause is a superb wilderness survival coach and trainer with in-depth knowledge and experience that he communicates in a personable and hands-on manner with great style. I plan to engage Clause for future training programs related to survival and bush-craft skills and highly recommend Clause as a wilderness survival trainer and coach.”
Principal Consulting & Applications at CSC