Navigation and Hill Skills Course

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Course Content

  • Map options and scales
  • Map setting
  • Relating the map to the ground and the ground to the map.
  • Contours
  • Grid references
  • Route choice techniques
  • Hand railing
  • Aiming off
  • Catching features
  • The 5D’s (the secret to all navigation)
  • Target points
  • Compass work
  • Pacing and judging distances
  • Traffic light navigation

A talk on Mountain Safety & Hill Skills and Mountain Rescue usually follows at the debrief over tea and biscuits.

The cost is £50 PP for the group course.

Private courses are available at any time, prices on request depending on numbers but start at £130 for up to 2 people for the day.

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