Advanced Navigation & Route Finding
Develop your mountain navigation skills on this 2-3 day course. Learn to use traditional navigational tools with map, compass & altimeter. Also learn modern techniques with GPS, smart phone app’s and internet resources. This course will take you through a refresher & introduction to the various tools used in modern day mountain navigation while building off the fundamentals of traditional techniques. We will work through the pre-trip & route planning process followed by field days executing our route plans. In the field we will practice map & compass techniques and navigating with modern GPS & smart phone apps. From our experience as professional guides we find that the modern GPS & smart phone apps are much faster to use when navigating in the mountains. However, having a fundamental understanding of traditional techniques is essential to safe & efficient mountain navigation. This course is often designed custom to the groups ability and previous experience levels.
The theory & route planning components to this course take place in an indoor classroom setting.
Starting at $525 per day for private instruction 1:1 ratio learner to guide.
- 2:1 $295 per person
- 3:1 $218 per person
- 4:1 $180 per person