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Advanced Navigation Course
The Course

This course is open to those who have registered for or who have already been Mountain Leader (Summer) trained and would like a navigation refresher course in the essential skills prior to their assessment. This is a one-day course that will look at the skills required for a Mountain Leader to competently move across varied terrain using appropriate navigation techniques for the prevailing conditions. The course is aimed at developing your navigational techniques and strategies and provide you with the confidence to perform well on your assessment. It also provides an ideal opportunity to ask questions and clarify issues that you may have and will provide an opportunity for you to introduce these skills to others. Aspects of navigation that includes poor visibility but particularly darkness are covered in a short but independent course of about 3 hours duration. (see Night Navigation Course).

Equipment to bring

You should bring the usual Mountain Leader day sack with sufficient food and drink, maps of the area (details will be provided nearer the time) and a compass (see Equipment under Essential Info) .

What you will cover

Typically the day is driven by the key navigational skills required by a competent Mountain Leader but will include * use of maps, scales and grid references * contours and other methods of shoeing relief * identifying topographical features * relating map to ground and vice versa * measuring distance on the map and ground * navigating across country with map alone * using a compass and other navigational aids * methods of identifying features and position * methods of relocation * moving over rough terrain * route planning * use of GPS and altimeters * methods of navigating in poor visibility and/or darkness *

Course ratio : 1 : 4
Venue : High Peak area
Duration : 1 day (09:00 - 17:00 approx.)
Cost : Advanced Navigation 1-day Course £70
Meeting point: To be arranged

If you require any further information about this course then contact Ron directly by phone or email:
M : 07508 035038
E :

Outside Education offers a progressive range of navigational courses under summer and winter conditions, in both lowland and mountainous terrain, for large and small groups as well as individuals and bespoke groups. For further details contact Ron directly.
Course Dates


Sat 20 April
Sat 18th May
Sat 15th June

If you have a particular weekend in mind outside of the above course dates then just call or email Ron with your requirements.

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