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Learning to read contours on a map

Introduction to Navigation

A fun, informative navigation course

  • Starts 17 Aug
  • 43 British pounds
  • Conic Hill, Balmaha

Available spots


Service Description

It's true - modern technology makes it so much easier to get out on the hills. And it is great that it has made our wonderful outdoors more accessible. However - relying on this technology alone can be dangerous. Basic map and compass skills could one day save your life - or at least prevent a phone call to the Mountain Rescue. On this introduction course, I will teach you the main skills needed to navigate on the hills. It is aimed at beginners and those who are perhaps lacking in confidence. There is no such thing as 'I can't map read'! Everyone can with good teaching and lots of practice you'll be a confident, safe navigator in no time! Beginners - Introduction to Navigation One day course - Different maps, their uses, which to choose, and why - Breaking down the contour barrier - an introduction to contour interpretation - identifying main features - Compass and how to use it - Route planning (on a path) - Taking a bearing and walking on it - An introduction to timing - What to do when lost - relocation and grid references *Please note I reserve the right to cancel/postpone or change a course date at any time due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. I will endeavour to give my clients as much notice as possible. *Max six people and a minimum of three


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

summitelsesafaris@gmail.com

Glasgow, UK


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