For many, learning to navigate appears to be a dark art where mysterious forces and people with anoraks wonder the mountains with their heads permanently fixed to a map. Thankfully this is far from the truth and the basic skills you need to navigate are relatively simple and straight forward to learn. Our Back To Basics Navigation Course will take you back to the beginning and give you the skills you need to navigate in a fun and engaging environment.
During the day you will look at.
- Route planning (Where to find route info and how to plan a day out)
- Maps and scales (What’s the difference between a 1:25000 map and a 1:50000)
- Map symbols and features (Learn what al the features on a map actually are)
- How height is shown on the map (Masterclass in contours and elevation)
- How to use the compass.
This course will be delivered by Matt Cooper and experienced Mountain Leader and mountaineer with years of experience teaching navigation at all levels from beginner to advanced. Matt is also a course director for Mountain Training Skills Schemes and an accredited skills scheme tutor. For more information about Matt please [Click Here]
Who’s this course aimed at?
Our Back To Basics navigation course is ideal for the beginner or novice who is looking to learn how to read a map and use a compass so they can enjoy the outdoors. You don’t need any prior experience and our small group sizes ensure you will be given a more individual learning experience throughout the day. This course is also ideal for people who have previous experience of using maps and compass but need a refresher of the basic skills after some time away from the outdoors.
This course is a practical day which will involve spending most of the day walking in the outdoors. A full kit list and meeting location details will be sent once your booking is received.
All participants must be aged 18 or over! 16+ are allowed when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.
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