Saturday, 2 October 2010

Advanced Navigation

Peter steady on a bearing

Today I've been working for Mountainsplus on an Advanced Navigation course. After all the rain and low cloud in the past week we were greeted with perfect visibility today, just when we wanted it to be a bit more challenging! From Elterwater we headed up towards Silver How and spent the morning looking at contour recognition and using them for navigation. After lunch we added in the compass and completed a number of exercises involving bearings, pacing and boxing around obstacles. A good solid foundation on which to build navigation strategies tomorrow.