Project Description

Advanced Navigation Course

A one day advanced navigation course concentrating on contour interpretation for people wanting to develop their skills for navigating in the mountains in all weathers.
Price: £75 per person (£60 for MTA members)
Ratio: 1:8
Length: 1 day

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for people who have previous experience with a map and compass and want to progress their skills further. As a guideline people should be happy with taking and following a bearing, pacing, timing, simple contour interpretation and be looking to progress onto the next level.

This course is ideal preparation for people undertaking the Summer or Winter ML, IML and MIA awards, Mountain Rescue Team members and for people who aim to navigate at a high level in all weathers.

What does the course cover?

We will refresh the key skills of mountain navigation and ensure you have a working structure to your navigation. We will then focus on contour interpretation and utilise contour only mapping (maps that only display contour lines and no other information) to help get your head around contours and map to ground visualisation skills and navigating like a jedi!

What makes our courses different?

My courses are based on many years of practical experience in the mountains as a walker, mountaineer, climber and member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team. I use a map and compass in all weathers, day and night most days of the year around the world. Having gone all the way through the UK qualification system I have been assessed to the highest level and have spent a great deal of time looking at the skills involved in teaching what can be a complex subject. I also really enjoy the freedom of being able to navigate in the mountains and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to pass that freedom on. My courses are progressive, relaxed and will equip you with the skills that you need to be self sufficent in the mountains, whatever the visibility!

Where is the course held?

We run the course in Snowdonia. We have the right to roam in Snowdonia and so are not restricted to staying on footpaths