Have you ever found yourself accidentally off-track in the forest or thick mist? Or you know a thing or two about navigation, but want to become more confident or efficient with your route-finding? Our navigation courses can help you improve your route-finding no matter what level you’re currently at. Keep Reading
We’ve taught navigation courses to total beginners, Godzone adventure racers, SAS candidates, transalpine trampers, hunters, even reality TV participants! They all appreciate our simple, easily-repeatable techniques, our patient teaching style, and the ability to put the skills into practice on real overland trips during our courses.
On our introductory navigation courses, we help you translate what the map means so you can learn how it relates to the landscape around you. We also introduce a few ways that a compass can help you, using a very simple method (no more remembering “do I add or subtract?”). We’ll also go over some tips and tricks around route planning to make navigating your proposed trip even simpler.
Many navigation courses try to cram everything into a single day. Well, that’s long enough to learn the basics, but most people end up confused because they haven’t had enough time to put it all into practice. On our overnight courses, we’ll practice navigating in the dark, then on the second day we’ll do a proper off-track journey with you all taking turns to navigate extended sections.
If all of the above sounds easy to you, then we can help you up your game on a longer trip. Learn what makes Mountain Journeys the best in the business at backcountry navigation. Drop us a line and let us know where you’re at and what you’d like to learn.