Join me for a day of navigation training in Snowdonia where you will get a chance to refresh any previous navigation skills and develop new ones so you can have safer days in the hills and mountains.
Develop your understanding of the map and its features, learn how to take an accurate bearing and follow it through wild country and learn all the essential techniques you need to navigate in the mountains.
This course is ideal for anybody with limited or previous experience and looking to refresh and learn new navigational skills. Our small group sizes allow us to accommodate all levels of ability from novice to advanced and we guarantee you will come away feeling more confident and with a higher level of navigational ability.
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?
To attend this course you don’t need to be super fit but a good level of fitness will ensure you get the most out of the course. We usually walk around 6-8 miles in mountainous terrain, but we have loads of breaks and make sure that the pace is steady to allow more focus on the navigation. If you're unsure about your fitness or suitability for this course please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.
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 group sizes small to ensure maximum learning so that 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 sessions 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.
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