Sunday, 16 September 2012

BMC Navigation course

Discussions on the best strategy for the next navigation leg

I've just returned from the Peak District where I was running a Navigation course for the BMC as part of their club training program. Saturday dawned bright and sunny and we spent the day experimenting with the tools of the trade on the moors above Froggatt Edge. Overhead bracken meant that we got plenty of practice navigating in limited visability. Unable to dent the groups enthusiasm we were then out again after dark looking for some very small features before navigating successfully to the pub. Day two was a lot greyer as we wandered around on Eyam Moor. The days plan was to focus on contour recognition and overall stategies using the most appropriate tool for the leg. Overall a very successful course and we felt a real sense of pride as only one member of the group turned the wrong way as she drove away!

The next course is running in Coniston on the 27th - 28th April 2013. Please contact Martin Kocsis at the BMC is you would like to come along and improve your navigation.