Advanced Navigation Courses

North Wales - Lake District - Yorkshire - Peak District

 

night navigationThis course is for those who already have reasonable navigation skills, but want to take it to the next level. We quickly review the skills from the standard course, introduce further, advanced techniques and then practice them repeatedly and in more difficult situations. This course is taken by many people as a progression of our standard 2-day navigation course. It is popular with those working towards NGB awards and members of the armed forces as well as experienced hill walkers, mountaineers and fell runners wanting to gain a higher level of proficiency.

 

Maximum staffing ratio 1:6

 

You can make a group booking for an advanced navigation training course in North Wales, The Peak District, Yorkshire or The Lake District at a time convenient to you. This will cost your group around £400 for a two day course depending on location. Contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date.

 

Alternatively, book onto the following course.

Date Location Price Closing date for bookings
14-15 October 2017 Langdale, Lake District £139 3 September 2017

 

If you can't make this date then contact us anyway and we will try to accommodate you.

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Additional information on our October course

This course will involve wild camping on the tops of the fells and night navigation.

We will meet at The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Langdale on the Saturday, usually at 1 pm. here we will have the course briefing and there may also be a short 'class room session' before we head outdoors for the rest of the course. The exact syllabus will vary depending upon individual requirements, but is likely to include:

  • Aiming off.
  • Aspect of Slope.
  • Different strategies for walking on a bearing (covering distance fast).
  • Low visibility navigation (night navigation).
  • An in-depth look at contour interpretation.
  • Lots of pacings and timings.
  • Further relocation skills.
  • Searching strategies for when you miss a key feature.

 

On the Saturday evening there will be a night navigation session - for many the highlight of the course. After this we will return to our tents for the rest of the night.

 

On the second day we will continue to practice and refine our skills in the light of day. You will have the opportunity to focus on whatever skills you would most benefit from. The day will conclude with a debrief and the opportunity for advice and discussion on future development of your skills. The course will finish at approximately 2 p.m.

 

You will have to be entirely self sufficient for the two days of the course. In addition to the kit list for the Standard Navigation Course you will need a tent and sleeping bag, stove and food.  During some of the sessions we may leave our equipment on the hill tops so we don't have to carry it around.

 

If you need to borrow equipment such as tents and trangia stoves then please let us know and we will bring spares.

 

In bad weather the course may be modified to avoid more exposed areas and the wild camp. Course content will remain the same and the standard  of navigation will be unaffected.

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"I really enjoyed the weekend and learnt a lot. I particularly enjoyed the night nav part of the course and I have already put the skills learnt on this into practice.

 

Thanks Ben for another great course."

Kim

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"I am amazed at the way that the instructors are able to tailor their work to the needs of a group or person.  I have seen Dave work both with adults and young people and his technical skills and group management skills are just superb.  He adjusts his approach to the group/ person with ease and is such a consummate professional, but yet a lot of fun to work with."

Catherine Cole. ML Candidate and Teacher

 

"I just wanted to say what a fantastic course you put on in the Lakes the other weekend. It was extremely useful and extremely well delivered. I'll definitely recommend it far and wide...

I've since managed to navigate myself successfully around the Tour of Pendle fell race route, a real achievement for me given that I was completely lost on that race last year... The Rab MM is this weekend in Snowdonia, so now hopefully at least I won't come last in my class!"

Matt of North Leeds Fell Runners

 

"I got much more from it than I expected and really enjoyed doing it.  I learned so much and my confidence is now much higher than it was.

I’ll be taking bearings and looking at contours and features wherever I go now, even the places that I am familiar with!

Ben put things across in a very easy to understand way and make it fun as well."

 Dave Kay

 

"Jen was extremely knowledgeable, and could put across the navigation principles very well. Her keen-ness and enthusiasm for the subject were well in evidence, and this made the course very enjoyable for me.

I had 100% confidence in her ability right from the start, and trusted her implicitly. Not only did I learn a lot of navigation skills, I had a great couple of days on the fells in very good company. Thanks to Jen for a really enjoyable experience. 10/10."

Charles Uppington

 

"Andy was very friendly and easy-going.He kept the course on track, and was able to present the information clearly.If it wasn’t understood first, second or third time, he was very patient at explaining and clarifying wherever necessary."

Marian Silvester

 

"I’m not sure how the course could be improved, it was excellent, and I am very pleased. Particular good points were the instructor’s patience and willingness to wait while I worked things out. Patience with questions, and general approachability. I always felt as though I could ask if I didn’t understand something.

Andy was helpful and friendly at all times, whilst being very professional in his teaching. I would recommend Lupine to anyone interested in learning navigation skills.

Thanks for a great weekend"

 

Jane Topping
 

 

Andy is a great leader for a course like this - he seems quite laid back but very knowledgeable too! I liked the fact that he didn’t mind keep having to go over quite simple things. I also like the fact that the groups are small and even though I am slightly on the unfit side it wasn’t too strenuous! I had a great weekend doing this course.

 
Martin Stanier

 

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