Navigation

Learn to find your way with Confidence!

Having the skills to accurately use a map and compass in the mountains is paramount to your safety, and the key to unlocking your potential to confidently plan your own adventures. Whether you are completely new to using a map and compass, or are looking for top-tips to perfect your skills in poor visibility and darkness, we can help you become safer and more confident in the mountains.

Dates for 2020 courses are now available, within the Beginners / Improvers sections below!

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Bespoke Navigation Tuition

Full day £200 for up to 4 people. Contact us to discuss half days or night-time bookings

Seeking more confidence in poor visibility and darkness? Or never seen a map before? Searching for the confidence to plan your own mountain runs? We can organise a bespoke teaching day to suit your needs! This can be incorporated into a bigger hill day. Topics covered can include:

  • Grid references
  • Contour lines and interpretation
  • Calculating distances
  • Using a compass to take bearings
  • Walking on a compass bearing
  • Navigation strategies including timing, pacing, terrain descriptions, attack points and catching features.
  • Relocation – interpreting our surroundings to work out where we are on a map
  • Night navigation

 

Beginners Navigation Day

Inverness, Glasgow and Aberdeen

3 hours, £25 per person, 1:4 Ratio

These extremely popular sessions are back for 2020! This 3-hour session is the perfect introduction for those with little or no navigation experience. It is the ideal first step if you are looking to work towards planning your own mountain adventures. Follow the link for more information on the structure and content of this teaching session.

“This is a great course for a beginner like me. I enjoyed it throughout and learned the basic navigation skills. Anna is clearly very passionate about mountaineering and also very skilled and knowledgeable. I’ll definitely be coming back to learn the next steps.”
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Gosia
Beginners Navigation Day, October 2019

Improvers Navigation Day

Kilpatrick Hills and Cairngorm Mountains

5 hours, £40 per person, 1:4 Ratio

These very successful sessions are back for 2020! This 5-hour session is the perfect way to take your navigation skills to the next level. Follow the link for more information on the structure and content of this teaching session.