Mountain Navigation Day Course, 

West Coast of Scotland

Learn Fundamentals of Mountain Navigation in a Day - West Coast of Scotland​

 

This day course is designed to teach you how to navigate with map and compass in mountainous terrain. It should increase your confidence if you have only basic navigational knowledge or have mountain walking experience but little formal navigation training.

The course is centred around the mountains of Moidart, on the West Coast of Scotland. The course starts and finishes in Roshven.

If you are travelling by public transport and need a pick up from Lochailort Station please let us know in advance.

Please note the need for route flexibility to take into account different abilities within a group and the possible need to modify plans.

Learning Outcomes

 

Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:

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  • Basic use of map and compass

  • Use of bearings

  • Relocation (if unsure of your location)

  • Grid references

  • Navigation using contour features (micro and macro)

  • Navigational strategies (e.g. attack points, aiming off, dead reckoning, dog legs, hand rails, re-section)

  • Navigation in poor visibility and featureless terrain

  • Distance estimation using pacing and timings

  • Route Planning

More Details

 

Price: £80 per person

Location: Moidart, 35 miles west of Fort William. Lifts can be arranged from the nearest railway station, Lochailort.

 

Duration:  1 days  09.30 - 17.00.

Group size: usually 2 - 6  people - we keep groups small to minimise our impact on this pristine environment.

Facilities: Drinking water, purified from the hill streams - self catering

What to bring: Course-specific kit list

Upcoming Dates

"It was everything I was expecting and so much more. I have come away not only with the skills I need to navigate, but the confidence to do it. No more blindly following the rest of the group. Tuition was put across in a friendly and fun way, with good banter between staff and attendees.The weather helped too!" W. Frost

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