Navigation Skills: Guaging Distance

When teaching navigation some of the biggest errors I see arise from people either walking too far or not far enough to their target. This blog describes non-GPS techniques, like pacing and timing. With practice these techniques can give you a high level of accuracy in gauging distance travelled. Here's are the bits of equipment …

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Navigation Glossary

Confused about navigation jargon? Here's a glossary that explains terms like attack point, re-entrant and catching feature. 4 Figure Grid Reference The coordinates for a 1km square box formed by the vertical and horizontal lines on a map that utilises the Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system. 6 Figure Grid Reference The coordinates for a …

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Night Nav in the Campsies

Six of us gathered by Glengoyne Distillery on Thursday 23rd of November for a Night Nav session run by Alastair Maclean in the Campsie Hills. The session was a free CPD workshop offered by the Mountain Training Association, one of two that ran in November this year in the Glasgow area. At 6:30pm it had been dark for a while …

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