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Essential Mountain Navigation Skills
Brecon Beacons Wales UK (1 Day)
Mountain Navigation & Hill Skills

Essential Mountain Navigation Skills Learn the essential map reading, navigation, mountain safety and hill walking skills to venture safe in the mountains, hills, and moorland environments of the British Isles and beyond. The Essential Mountain Navigation Skills is the ideal progression from the Explore Navigation Skills course venturing into more challenging terrain.

​Essential Mountain Navigation Skills course is guided a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader (ML), and is held outdoors in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Bannau Brycheiniog, Wales UK.

What you will learn

Staying safe in the Mountain Environment

Planning and preparation

Equipment selection and organisation

Route planning and records of intentions

Movement skills and route finding

Understanding the weather

Heat and cold illnesses

Choosing the right maps

Map scales, signs & symbols

The grid reference system

Choosing a compass

Grid, true north and magnetic variation

Setting the map

Relating the map to land, and land to map

Using linear features

Measuring timing and distance

Contours and reading between the lines

Taking and following a bearing

Navigation strategies

Using transit points and back bearings

Aiming off, boxes and attack points

Slope aspect and shape

Relocation

Introduction to Apps and GPS

Book Your Adventure

Available Dates 2024

24th August 2024 Brecon Beacons

19th October 2024 Brecon Beacons

16th November 2024 Brecon Beacons

Cost

£180 Per Person

6:1 Ratio

9.00am to 4.30pm

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Mountain Navigation & Hill Skills Brecon Beacons Bannau Brycheiniog Wales UK
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