Tue, 25 May | NOT EXACT LOCATION

Intermediate Navigation Skills - EVENING

Suitable for those already competent with basic map skills but who wish to learn more about the fine details, particularly relocation methods and night navigation
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Intermediate Navigation Skills - EVENING

Time & Location

25 May, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
NOT EXACT LOCATION, Mourne Mountains, Newry BT34 5XL, UK

About The Event

COST: £40pp

SUITABLE FOR: ADULTS AND 14+ ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS

This 3 to 4 hour intermediate course is a follow on from our full day  Introduction to Navigation Course. It is designed to build on the foundation of skills and knowledge learned on the intro day, and it is expected that you can already interpret the features of the map in relation to the land, as well as plan and execute an appropriate "navigational leg" using a variety of skills such as pacing, timing and walking on a bearing. We don't expect you to be an expert in these areas but at least a basic working knowledge of these skills will maximise your learning on this secondary course.

We cover the following topics on this course:

  • Recap of any previously learned skills (i.e. taking a bearing and walking on it)
  • Development of skills which you are not yet fully competent in (i.e your pacing across different terrain)
  • Navigation to micro features
  • Relocation - aspect of slope, back bearings and resections
  • Additional navigational techniques - aiming off, boxing, attack points
  • Introduction to navigation at dusk / night

What's included:

  • Fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders to teach you all the skills you'll need
  • Post course notes to remind you of content covered , with useful links to online media
  • Tailored content specifically for you
  • Use of our maps and compasses (but we encourage you to bring your own if you have them)
  • A guaranteed good day's craic out in the hills with lots of learning to be had!

What to bring:

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  • A completed Health Declaration & Registration Form
  • Any medication you may need
  • Good hiking boots that are well broken in
  • Map and compass if you have them
  • A digital wrist watch or stopwatch - to measure timing
  • A rucksack with waterproof liner
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Emergency bivvy
  • Fully charged mobile
  • Water proof jacket and trousers
  • Additional warm layers for emergency (down jacket for example)
  • Lots of light top layers
  • Hat and gloves
  • snacks and water
  • Flask of hot drink
  • Additional food for emergency

Covid-19:

Should government restrictions come into effect on the date of the course which would prevent us from running the activity, we will offer alternative dates on which to take part in the activity, or a credit note to the value of the missed activity, which can be used against any of our services or events.

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