Navigating in the mountains is an essential skill especially in poor visibility and winter conditions. This course starts in the late afternoon and we spend the afternoon and evening on the hill practicing navigtion into the darkness.
It is ideal for those who wish to equip themselves with the skills to navigate confidently in the mountains in poor visibility or the dark. This could be a planned night walk or with the days getting shorter, an unexpected walk off the hill in the darkness.
This course is suitable for people who have some experience using map and compass and a good level of fitness in the hills.
Throughout the course we will look at, bearings, pacing, timing, contour recongition, recognising landforms, map scales, relocation strategies, electronic naviagation devices.
The course runs from 5pm to 10pm and is based in Aviemore.