Thursday, 16 September 2010

Night Navigation

Night navigation practice

The final two days of an Summer ML training course are an expedition with a wild camp. From Red Bank we walked up the Blea Rigg Ridge in glorious sunshine, looking a micro navigation on 1:50,000 maps. This is ideal terrain for practicing contour recognition which provided some tricky navigation despite the excellent viability. Despite forgetting my pegs we pitched our tents at Codale Tarn before heading out for some night navigation practice. This emphasises the importance of pacing and timing while following an accurate bearing. After some impressive performances in a very cold northerly wind we were back in the tents just before midnight. Today I was working for Apex Training.