The only way we can improve our map and compass navigation skills, where reading map to ground comes naturally and the different methods of using a compass are front of mind, is through practice – actually getting out there and doing it.
Leading on from the 2 day Introduction to Navigation course, we’ll start the weekend by spending a couple of hours refreshing our memory on the theory we covered in that course, before throwing on our daypacks and heading out into the incredible Blue Mountains National Park (different location from Introduction to Navigation course).
In the afternoon, we’ll return to where we started, where we will plan and develop an off-track (primarily) route plan for day 2, before enjoying a self-supported car-camp together (with Caro).
Day 2 will be dedicated to carrying out to our route plan, discovering this part of the national park, through route finding, discussing navigational decisions in a dynamic environment, along with opportunities to practice triangulation and other methods of compass use… all whilst holding fast to our foundations of reading the ground, making wise decisions and walking with the land.
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Intro to Navigation course or other navigation course of equivalent level. Please contact us to discuss.