Advanced Navigation Course (2 days)

£180.00

This two day course consolidates all of the skills you have learned so far. To make the most of this course, you should be competent with map and compass and have good navigation skills. Price is per person.

Location: Edale area, Derbyshire
Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Duration: 2 days
Time: 11am – 7p.m. with the opportunity to navigate in the dark
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 600m height gain

Please contact me to book this course.

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This two-day course consolidates all of the skills you have learned so far. To make the most of this course, you should already be competent with a map and compass and have good navigation skills. 

Course Objectives

  • Consolidate skills learned in Beginner and Intermediate courses
  • Understand your navigational skills ‘toolkit’
  • Using weather forecasts to plan ahead
  • Practical use of different map scales
  • Use macro and micro-navigation techniques
  • Use contour features such as spurs, valleys, knolls, and re-entrants to navigate
  • Understand more advanced navigational techniques such as the aspect of slope, and search strategies
  • Build confidence and learn how to navigate in the dark or poor visibility
  • Making appropriate and safe route choices in more complex terrain
  • Understand emergency procedures and planning escape routes
  • How to select the appropriate navigational techniques in more challenging conditions
  • Accurately calculate timings and pacing in more mountainous terrain

Equipment

  • Boots or appropriate footwear for rocky and uneven terrain – the majority of the day will be spent walking off the path
  • Spare layers, hats & gloves
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Map and compass (can be provided if required)
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Food, snacks and enough water for the day
  • Head-torch

Location and the exact meeting point will be decided closer to the date. All courses are dependent on weather conditions.

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