Navigation is a pivotal skill for all mountain users. Especially important due to how the mountain weather can change so rapidly. Our one day introduction course will teach you the map skills needed to get you started in the mountains whether you are a complete novice to hill walking or more experienced wishing to gain the essential navigational skills. All with the aim to improve your confidence and enjoyment of the mountains.
Our expert instructors with a vast knowledge of the British Mountains will be able to guide you and teach you the skills needed to take your navigation to the next level.
The course will cover orientating the map, map symbols, route finding, compass work, contour interpretation, effective use of GPS, measuring distance and calculating timings.
Our instructors will meet you at a start location to teach you map skills, while enjoying a mountain day in the stunning Lakeland fells.
As well as providing all of the highlighted equipment in the kit list, which is yours to test for the duration of the course, you will be looked after by some of the best instructors in the outdoor industry.
Mammut Mountain School instructors and guides are hand picked for their extensive experience and knowledge in this area. All Mammut Mountain School instructors are highly qualified mountain professionals with a drive to inspire and educate all participants on our courses. Our activities are covered by a £10 million liability insurance, and industry leading safety systems.
Our team will select the most suitable venue for the course, hand picked from our vast experience. We try to remain flexible with our plans until we know what the weather holds in store for us.
All participants must arrange their own transport to and from the course location. Due to the active nature of our courses all participants must have a fitness level appropriate for what we will be doing. If you are unsure please contact the Mammut Mountain School HQ for more information. In regards to the sizing of equipment we provide, please check the Mammut website for a sizing chart. We do not have a weight limit, but if you are concerned, please get in touch.
You will need the following equipment for a full day in the mountains. Mammut Mountain School can provide all items highlighted with a * (e.g – *Walking boots), however if you would prefer to use your own equipment it is no problem at all.
If you would like to know more about these courses, please give us your details and we’ll get in touch to discuss further.