Monday, 19 March 2012

Navigation Course - Kinder Scout

Intermediate Navigation, Kinder Scout - 17th March


Eight students with two instructors from Peak Navigation Courses navigated around the centre of Kinder Scout locating many features including 5 aircraft crash sites. The chosen ascent up to the Kinder Scout plateau was via Crowden Brook which gave some entertainment on the final scramble.

Pacing, timing, back bearings and contouring were all skills practiced on the day in addition to map and compass work. Hill skills and keeping safe in the hills are taught in addition to navigation.

Peak Navigation Courses have courses at varying levels from basic through intermediate and onto poor visibility and night time navigation. We also run courses on GPS navigation.

Mike and Jane who run Peak Navigation Courses are qualified International Mountain Leaders and British rock climbing instructors.