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Advanced Navigation Course


2 days

Brecon Beacons, the Peak District, the Lake District or North Wales

1 person - £440
2 people - £260 per person
3 people - £220 per person
4 people - £200 per person
5 people - £180 per person
6 people - £160 per person

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Course details

Our advanced navigation course will provide you with the skills to navigate effectively using a variety of strategies suitable for expeditions in the UK or abroad.


On the Advanced Navigation Course, we will cover the following areas:

  • Complex contour interpretation
  • Navigational strategies
  • Pacing and timing
  • Night navigation/poor visibility techniques
  • Relocation strategies
  • Micro-navigation


We will also be looking at:

  • Planning a journey
  • Basic weather forecasting and knowledge
  • Emergency procedures
  • Access and conservation
  • The use of a GPS (satellite-based navigation system)


An ideal course for anyone who wants to be confident in the use of navigational strategies, and relocation strategies in poor visibility or at night.  We look at complex contour interpretation, and the more complex navigational strategies.  By the end of the course we would like you to be sufficient in the use of micro navigation/night navigation.


The course is 2 days, and is run in the Brecon Beacons, the Peak District, the Lake District or North Wales. Our client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 6:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.


All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, taking into account any individual needs and fitness levels.



Brecon Beacons, the Peak district, the Lake District or North Wales



We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.


Minimum Requirements

Suitable for anyone who has attended the beginner or mountain Navigation Course, or who is comfortable using a map. A high degree of physical fitness is not required. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Each day of our advanced navigation course we would introduce the topic of weather. And how this may impact our route selection.


Day 1

We will look at complex contour interpretation, as this is vital to night navigation/poor visibility navigation. Looking at pacing and walking on a bearing, and how these are used in micro navigation.   And not to forget, relocation strategies.


Day 2

This is down to the client(s). We can either run this the evening of day 1, or have a day in between, and go out navigating on the evening of day 2. We would go out around dusk.  Putting into practice our night navigation skills we have learnt on the first part of the course.


By the end of the course you will feel confident that you can navigate in the dark, or in poor visibility. It is a very freeing feeling to be able to use a map and compass. Knowing where you are exactly, all of the time.


If you are unsure whether the advanced navigation course is suitable for you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us on info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call us on 07775 853 348, and we would be happy to help.

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