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:
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.
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 at map features and how to identify them on the land. Before following some basic navigational legs and looking at strategies & orientation.
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.