Announcing a new Meetup for Vancouver Chapter - Ecospirit Adventure Club!What
: Navigation Course (Map and Compass)When
: Tuesday, September 28,[masked]:00 PMPrice
: CAD65.00 per personWhere
: 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.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/ecospirit-vancouver/calendar/14749930/