Mountain Navigation Course

Overview

DURATION
2 or 4 days.

LOCATION
Brecon Beacons, the Lake District or North Wales

PRICES
People On Mountain

This course will give you the skills to explore mountainous areas with complete confidence – some navigation experience required.

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

  • Map reading
  • Understanding cartographic symbols
  • Interpreting contour lines and envisaging the terrain
  • Navigational strategies
  • Identifying features
  • Compass skills
  • Grid references
  • Estimating time & distance
  • Compass bearings

We will also be looking at:

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

The course is 2 or 4 days, and is run in the Brecon Beacons, 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.

Course length: You can opt to go for a 2 or 4 day long course. It can be a lot to take in, and some people benefit from the extra few days.

Course Location: Brecon Beacons, the Lake District or North Wales.

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

Minimum Requirements: Some navigation experience required; we will tailor this course to your requirements. We can also accommodate a range of fitness levels – after all, it’s a course in navigational skills, not fell running! If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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