Explore mountain terrain well away from paths. Learn what it takes to navigate mountain terrain and become fully independent thinking. Some previous experience is required.
Course highlights include:
Mountain features and way-marks
Planning routes away from paths
Navigation strategies for complex ground
Contouring & contour-only navigation
Compass skills & bearings
Relocation strategies in poor weather
Maps, scales and grid references
Timing & pacing
Our courses run on a bespoke basis and run all throughout the year at whatever time and date suits you. You will be with an instructor or guide for this course which is mountain-based, reaching summits as we go.
All our itineraries are flexible and we pride ourselves on providing client lead learning. A typical Itinerary would be
We would outline the course and set our main learning aims. We will look strategies & orientation away from marked paths, before setting our signs on some pacing and bearings.
Our second day together is about stepping it up with more complex ground and taking into account some navigation strategies and just using the map contours to move around the mountains. If possible we incorporate some night time navigation too.