High Trek's Navigation courses are structured with two goals in
mind. We want you to go home feeling that you've not only mastered the
mysteries of mountain navigation but you've also had a splendid hill-walking
Theory and Practice
Apart from a couple of hours' theory at the start, the whole course
will be conducted out on the hills. Over the three days we'll cover most
aspects of map reading (scales, symbols and contour lines) as well as route
planning and route finding.
We'll teach you how to use your compass and romer and give you plenty
of practise at taking bearings, estimating distances and other tricks of
We provide GPS units, or you are welcome to bring your own GPS along, as their use will be
covered, together with how they fit in with today's navigation.
We'll also offer the option of a night navigation exercise to let you practise
your new found skills. But we never forget it's your holiday too
and there'll be plenty of time to take photographs, enjoy the spectacular
views or simply to relish the fresh air and freedom of the mountains.
|Dates and Prices
We will not be offering scheduled catered courses this year but Ian is
available for guiding and instruction.
Cost is ?160 per day for up to 2 people, ?20 extra per person beyond
that, for instruction and equipment (apart from boot hire)
If you prefer to keep the cost down and be in a ready made group let Ian
know your dates and we will try to team you up with others.
We can also offer self catered accommodation to those on our courses in either the house or barn see www.snowdonia-cottage.co.uk
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