New Meetup: Navigation Course (Map and Compass)

From: Murray C.
Sent on: Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Vancouver Chapter - Ecospirit Adventure Club!

What: Navigation Course (Map and Compass)

When: Tuesday, September 28,[masked]:00 PM

Price: CAD65.00 per person

Where: North Vancouver

Map and compass navigation is rapidly being replaced by GPS navigation yet when all your batteries are dead or you dropped the GPS overboard it is still a reliable skill to get you from where you are you where you want to be.

If there is sufficient interest (min 6) I will put on a 2 part map and compass navigation course. I will provide maps and compasses (if you are planning to buy a compass talk to me in advance and I will give you some recommendations).

Cost is $65 per person, maps and loaner compasses supplied.

The course is split over two sessions:

Session 1: Classroom. Tuesday Sept 28th, 6PM (3 hours)

Session 2: Field Session. Saturday October 1st 9AM. (4 hours instruction with optional navigation adventure hike (additional 2 to 4 hours depending pace and personal progress)

How to use a compass, magnetic north, true north, grid north and declination. How to use an altimeter. How to read a map, topographic detail, long & lat and UTM grids. Plot courses on a map then follow them in the field. Locate your position using triangulation and elevation.

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