Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Night Navigation Courses

Night Navigation Courses

Being caught out whilst walking either in the dark or in the mist can be a frightening experience unless you have learnt the skills and strategies to cope with such eventualities.

The Joys of Night Navigation Practice

Trig Points make a good map table
Of course being able to map read and navigate using a map and compass are essential skills for safe walking the hills and mountains. It is only a short step from being a competent daytime navigator to being able to cope with navigating in poor visibility.  Also, like with any skill set, it is a good idea to get out and practice occasionally to ensure that you still have the confidence to navigate in the dark or the mist.

Anyway, Night Navigation is fun and certainly a good alternative to staying in and watching t.v.!!






Challenging Moorland on "Big Moor"
With the nights drawing in, Peak Navigation Courses have a programme of short evening courses aimed at teaching the skills to navigate in poor visibility and to give you the confidence to safely navigate at night.  These short courses, 6.30pm till 10pm cover a range of strategies for navigating in poor visibility including various uses of a compass, timing, pacing, various ways of following a bearing, aiming off, etc.

To make the most of this course, it is best if you already have some experience of how to use a compass.





The Night (and PoorVisibility) Course is only one of a set of courses developed by Peak Navigation Courses.  Other courses include:







Peak Navigation Courses also provide GPS Navigation Training on a 1:1 basis.
 
Practice in the dark will give you confidence when the mist comes down!



Jane and Mike have been running Peak Navigation Courses since 2004. They are both qualified International Mountain Leaders regularly leading walking holidays both in the U.K. and overseas.