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Mountain Navigation - Open Ascents

Mountain Navigation

Navigation Course

Flexible dates. You choose!

Gain a solid base of navigation whilst moving on the mountains. Learn what it takes to explore off paths. Carving your own routes on the mountain on your quest to be independent.


Course highlights include:

  • Map Orientation

  • Features and Way-marks

  • Planning routes away from paths

  • Navigation Strategies for complex ground

  • Basics of Contours

  • Basic compass skills

  • Maps, scales and  grid references

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.


Those Exploring The Higher Fells

2 Day - Lake District

Ratio 1:6

Suitable for Beginners & upwards
Price £160pp 1:6 Ratio
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All our itineraries are flexible and we pride ourselves on providing client lead learning. A typical Itinerary would be

Day 1

We would outline the course and set our main learning aims. We will look at map features and how to identify them on the land. Before following some basic navigational legs and looking at strategies & orientation.

Day 2

Our second day together is about stepping it up with more complex navigation strategies and looking how we can use the map contours to move around the mountains. We finish by looking at how to take and follow a bearing.

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