The most useful feature on the map for navigating in the mountains is the contour line. Contour features can nearly always be identified on the ground even when covered in snow, and developing your contour interpretation skills is vital if you want to feel confident navigating in all conditions and on all terrain. We will start with the basics, and build upon what is needed to read these contours and understand the bigger picture around us.
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what to expect
This is a practical course, so the majority of the day will be spent out on the hill. We will keep classroom learning to an absolute minimum
Some basic navigation experience is preferable, although we will be building upon contour interpretation from a basic level.
Fitness for a day walking in the hills is needed.