Autumn is a fantastic time of year to get out into the mountains and the cooler air and quieter summits make for a more enjoyable, peaceful day out. The arrival of autumn however, does bring new challenges to the hillwalker and the reduced visibility and shorter days make planning and navigating more crucial than they are in the summer months.
What will you cover?
Our Intermediate navigation course will look at all aspects of walking in the mountains from planning around bad weather, navigating in reduced visibility and what to do in an emergency. We also look at lots of softer skills like what to wear in the autumn and winter months and any extra kit you would need to take out with you!
Who is this course aimed at?
Our intermediate navigation course is aimed at the hillwalker looking to learn how to navigate in poor visibility or bad weather. Ideally you will have a basic understanding of using the map and compass or are looking for a refresher to prepare you for the winter months. This course is also ideal for people who have already attended one of our Hill/Mountain Skills courses or our Back to Basics course!
During the day you will look at:
- Route planning (Planning around bad weather, understanding wind speeds etc)
- Fundamental navigation skills (Taking a bearing, map features, distance, scale)
- Strategies for navigating in poor visibility.
- Contour lines and how they are key to navigating in bad visibility.
- Compass bearings and how to use them effectively.
- What to do in an emergency.
How fit do I need to be?
You will need a good level of fitness to attend this course as we will be walking between 8-10 miles in mountainous terrain. The pace will be kept gentle with plenty of stops to look at navigation throughout the day!
WHY USE THE MOUNTAINEERING COMPANY.
My main aim is to enable you to learn the skills you need in a fun and engaging environment. I purposely keep groups sizes small to ensure maximum learning so that myself or our instructors can focus more on you and what you need. I do on occasion bring in one of my friends to instruct or run session for me. All of my friends are qualified instructors with years of experience and hold the relevant qualifications, first aid and insurance for the course they will be leading.
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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