Navigation Course – 25th February 2017
Venue: Tyndrum By the Way Hostel and Campsite. 9am-5pm – 25th February 2017.
Cost: £40.00 per person, which includes a light lunch – call 01838 400 333 to make a booking.
Gary Tompsett, of Adventure Buddy, has co-ordinated this Navigational Course, designed to cater for runners who are venturing a little further from what they see as their usual trail furrow.
- Level: INTERMEDIATE (Ideally, participants on this course will have completed one of the previous courses with Gary, or join us with some existing navigational experience under their belt).
- The aim of this Navigation Day is to teach more than the basics and to help you interpret contours and use the compass more confidently.
- The Day starts at 9am with a comfy classroom learning environment, and also steps outside for two technique practice sessions. In the middle of the day there is a light lunch, and all concludes in the classroom by 5pm.
- Some running is involved, but not intended to be arduous or lengthy. Some of the ground is rough and certainly off-trail. This is important in order to get the most out of the session, especially due to the incorporation of more contour and compass techniques on the open hill and within forests.
- Participants will need to bring clothing that will keep them warm and protected from inclement weather. Use a rucksack to facilitate the carrying of spare clothing, snacks and hydration.
We provide: Classroom, Light Lunch, Compasses, Maps* and other teaching aids.
Gary also provides each participant with an Adventure Buddy drinking bottle!
*Silva Explorer baseplate compasses and sections of mapping at different scales to facilitate discussion of 1:50 000 vs 1:25 000 vs other maps (e.g. Harvey’s Maps – 1:40 000).
Full skill acquisition cannot be achieved in just one day, but it will give you progression, and an idea of what is possible, and what techniques to try with friends, and ultimately, on your own.
Gary Tompsett’s background is in various competitive navigational environments, often on open hillsides, mountains and in poor weather. This has driven him to learn and develop techniques that are robust and repeatable, and are the basis for his taught sessions. Two-day Mountain Marathons have been an excellent training ground for him, with several category and overall wins over the years.