Today i was joined by Angie who had shown a keen interest in progressing her navigation skills.
Like many people who love the outdoors Angie wanted to learn more about navigating in the hills to increase her confidence. I decided to build a day solely around her needs.
We ventured out in the Peak District and i slowly built Angie’s confidence as her navigating experience was adequate already.
We covered techniques such as using “handrails”, discussed how Ordinance Survey maps were produced from ariel photographs and how they have limitations of use.
I introduced the compass to Angie. I advised and taught her how to take an accurate bearing and how to sight your next waypoint. This can be a vital technique to learn as many walkers have got confused or disorientated by bad weather limiting there visability. Learning navigation techniques make you panic less and feel more at ease to enjoy the day. The correct use of a compass can make your day a lot less fraught and turn it around.
Well done Angie, you have a passionate approach to learning. Keep it up.
I teach Map and Compass navigation techniques to young adults through to the Rambers association.
After speaking to you i create a day to the level of your experience. Simply call or email me to enquire.