Navigation Courses

Is this course for for me....?

There are two courses available: Summer & Winter

 

Summer

Being able to navigate can open up a whole new world of adventure. If the thought of being stuck in low cloud or getting lost is restricting your time on the hill, book yourself on to one of our Summer Courses.

They are tailored for people with no or limited experience of navigation and map reading.

 

Subjects covered during the one day course:

  1. Various maps available
  2. Scale
  3. Grid references
  4. Using a compass
  5. Map orientation
  6. Contours
  7. Relocating skills
  8. How to take a bearing
  9. Pacing & timing

 

Winter

Due to the nature of Scotlands weather the mountains can be in winter condition for 6 months of the year.If you have experience in navigating in the summer but want to expand your adventures into winter, try one of our Winter Navigation Courses. The course is aimed at people with some experience of map reading but have little or no experience of navigating in winter conditions.

 

Subjects covered during the one day course:

  1. Various maps available
  2. Using a compass
  3. Map orientation
  4. Contours and slope aspect
  5. Relocating skills
  6. How to take a bearing
  7. Pacing & timing
  8. BAA - Be Avalanche Aware. How to plan a route in winter

 

All courses are done on a group size of no larger than 1:6 and are usually based in the Cairngorms, though other areas will be considered to suit.

We are located at:

HighlandTrekker


Garguston

Muir of Ord

IV6 7RT

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

+44 7860 302755

contact@highlandtrekker.co.uk

 

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