At this time of year it is more important than ever to have the requisite knowledge to look after yourself when venturing out into the hills: few would argue that navigation is the most essential skill to master.
This one day course is designed to build on those with some prior navigational experience (if you have been on an “Introduction to Navigation” course with me, then you are perfectly placed for this one!)
This course will build on your existing skillset, weather-proofing existing techniques and introducing more complex navigation skills than the introductory course, such as boxing in, aiming off and aspect of slope interpretation, with greater emphasis on route selection and interpretation on more complex terrain.
We like to meet at the Coffee Bothy to introduce the day and some brief navigational theory over coffee and cake at the foot of the Ochils. From here we can head straight out onto the hill to delve into the practical aspects.
This is a predominantly outdoor, practical day. Please dress and equip yourself for a day on the hills and bring any food and drink you may need. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact me in advance.
Please bring a suitable compass of a type similar to a Silva type 4 marked with degrees, as well as a waterproof map case. I will provide relevant maps if you do not have your own.