With a ratio of no more than 4:1 this intensive 1 day navigation course can be tailored for complete beginners or those who feel their skills have gone a bit rusty! Working alongside our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, you will start with basic intro and indoor workshop on map and compass theory. Then it will be out onto the hills to practice these skills whilst enjoying walking across some of Ireland finest mountain scenery.
Is it for you?
Have you ever thought you would like to explore Ireland mountainous countryside but not felt comfortable to head out when the weather is poor? Perhaps you join group walks but would like to take a more active role is route finding and navigation or just simply be more independent on the hills. If so, this is the introduction course for you!
What we Cover?
This course aims to give you a good introduction or refresher into navigation basics. We will take you away from the beaten track and across some of Irelands most impressive landscape scenery.
The course will generally be operated in Wicklow, Donegal or Connemara. During the course of the day out we will look at the following areas:
• Map types, uses, Scales and details.
• Compass and its uses
•Pacing and timings
•Basic Map Reading and detail interpretation
•Choosing a safe route and assessing risk
•The mountain enviroment.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €45.00 per person (min 4 attendees)
Location: Various Locations
Ratio:1-4 instructor ratio