Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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Lindsay M
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Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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The latest offering in the LMC training programme is looking at Navigation skills. This will once again be run by the excellent Peak Mountaineering, and will be a single day course.

Venue: TBC but in the Peak
Date: 26th or 27th November (to suit attendees)
Timings: see below
Cost: £40-£55 each depending on numbers

Advanced Navigation
Requires good knowledge of navigation skills already.
The content is flexible depending on attendees (ie you can tailor the content to what you want to know) but the idea will be to run a "day into night" course, probably meeting about mid-day and continuing into the evening. This allows the principles of night/poor visibility navigation to be learned during the day and tested out during darkness.
Ratio is 4-6 people and one instructor

Navigation
Want to get out more but not confident of finding the way?
We can also offer a basic navigation course during the day (9-4 ish)
Ratio is 4-6 people and one instructor.
Examples of things you would learn (again can be tailored to attendees):
  • Understanding the map as a two-dimensional plan.
    Using map symbols and scales on a variety of maps.
    Orientating maps with and without a compass.
    Using the orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel.
    Choosing simple navigation strategies and routes.
    Using linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails.
    Estimating distance both on maps and on the ground
    Understanding contours to match landforms to their map representation.
    Relocating using simple techniques
    Understanding access rights and responsibilities.
    Demonstrating knowledge of the countryside code and procedures to be followed in emergencies.
Please let me know which course you would be interested in, and your availability on the 26th and 27th November.

Advanced/Night Navigation Group 27th November
Andy M
Kate W
Keith T
Ian R
Ash B
Up to 1 place remaining

Navigation Course (No date set yet)
Maddie
Up to 5 places remaining
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Re: Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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I’d be interested in this. Either date
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Re: Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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Excellent stuff Andy - guessing that's for advanced?
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Re: Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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Bumping to say that the Advanced Navigation course will take place on 27th November 2022. There are currently up to 3 places remaining on the course, please book on by 31st October to secure your place. Cost will depend on final numbers (capped at 6 people) but will be £40-£55 each.
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Re: Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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I'm interested in the advanced course :)
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Re: Navigation Skills Training - November 2022

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I would like to reserve a place on this course. Please let me know when and where to transfer the money. I'll save the date now. Thanks, Ash.
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