Bookable as 1:1 course or up to a max ratio of 1:4.
This one day course explores the core techniques of mountain navigation by introducing and practising them during the course of a journey into the Scottish mountains ensuring that the skills are taught in a realistic setting.
The course can be based from either Aviemore or Fort William
Some experience of hill walking experience is required. Determination is a must as the day can be demanding. We may be on the hill for up to 6 hours.
Is it for me?
This is the ideal course for those who have done no mountain navigation before or those who wish to refine specific areas of their skill-set, such as pacing, bearings, timing, contour interpretation, etc.
The course is flexible, taking into account prevailing conditions and your current level of experience. If you have a particular aim or objective in mind, please ensure to let us know in advance, so we can tailor the course content and the venue to maximise your learning opportunities. A standard course lesson plan would cover the following key skills;
route planning, map scales and key identification systems, contour and landform interpretation, compass use including taking and using bearings, pacing and timings and relocation methods.
With a maximum ratio of 1:4 this course ensures plenty of contact time with an experienced Instructor. Use of navigational equipment can be provided free of charge, or we can advise on suitable equipment to purchase. Please contact us for more details.