Micro contour features
Accurate pacing as a means of measuring distance on the ground
Complex route planning
Relocation in complex ground
Poor visibility navigation
Advanced compass techniques
Emergency procedures on the hill
Our 2-day Advanced Navigation courses are based in the Peak District and Snowdonia (and are run on a ratio of 1:6).
The Advanced Navigation courses are aimed at hill walkers who already have some basic navigation skills, or have completed our introductory navigation course, and wish to advance further. The course is designed by Summit Mountain Skills to run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is very much tailored to meet your individual needs and abilities.
The aim of the Advanced Navigation course is to teach you to navigate in complex and rugged terrain. The second day of this course will provide you with the opportunity to complete the ‘National Navigation Silver Award’ assessment, should you so wish to do so. A detailed equipment list will be provided upon booking, as will all relevant maps required for the course.
About Summit Mountain Skills
To learn about Summit Mountain Skills, you have to understand that my love for the outdoors started when I was just 7 years old. My father and I walked the Pennine way together and I instantly became hooked.
Over 40 years, my adventures have taken me all over the world with climbing and mountaineering trips across the UK, the Alps and the beautiful Himalayas.
I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor. Such qualifications allow me to work all year, both in the summer (where I work in North Wales and the Peak District) and the winter (where I move to Scotland due to the scenic views). I take pride in transferring the skills I have developed over the years to other individuals, and watching their confidence and skills grow.
My work consists of introductory mountaineering courses right through to training and assessing Mountain Leaders; I also take pride in leading overseas trips. In addition to providing instruction at Glenmore Lodge – Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre – I have delivered Winter Safety lectures for the BMC and worked for Jagged Globe on rock and scrambling courses across the UK. I am also a course director for Mountain Training Wales, leading qualification courses for the organisation in the summer and winter.