Info: New bookings for this course closed on Monday 7th December 2020.
Online OMM Theory Session | Delivered through Zoom | Tuesday 8th December at 19:00
An online 2 hour theory session based around mountain navigation for events such as the OMM with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner.
Learn to navigate in the comfort of your own home with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner and MR Navigation Coach.
What to expect?
Who is it for?
What will we cover?
We will discuss common mistakes that people often repeat and how to utilise navigation apps to supplement learning.
From a running perspective, understanding the relevant differences between the three main maps scales, 1:25, 1:50 and 1:40, and how to be comfortable using all three scales.
Tips and recommendations on kit set up (map and compass) that will enhance navigation accuracy and speed up the learning process.
We’ll go over basic skills such as:
We’ll then go into route choice and distance estimation.
This is followed by discussion on more advanced navigation techniques including:
The class then moves to discussing putting the above into number of real life route planning exercise including legs of previous OMM events.
Finish off with putting the above into practice. For those who don’t live near mountains, using orienteering maps and events can be great for regular practice.
For those using the session for competition such the OMM discuss techniques such as moving through control points, utilizing quad bike tracks, understanding your partner.