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Mountain/OMM Practical Navigation - Glenridding

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Saturday 15th May 2021

Bookings Open
Thursday 1st April 2021
Bookings Close
Friday 14th May 2021
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £45.00   
Course Organiser - Charles Sproson

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Mountain/OMM Practical Navigation | Intermediate to Advanced | Follow up to Online MM Navigation

If you have taken part in a Mountain Run Online Mountain/OMM Navigation Session then this is the practical side to all the theory that you learnt online.

** If you haven't taken part in one of our online sessions, then you will need to understand navigation to the point where you:

  • Understand scales, features and have a good understanding of contours
  • Know how to set a bearing correctly and understand the principle of following it.
  • Understand about map orientation and why this is necessary for good navigation
  • Understand the terms; Hand-railing, collecting and catching features, aiming off and attack points [you just need the understanding, we will develop the skills on the course]

If you do not fit the description above, please see the Basic to Intermediate Practical session here

Meeting Time: 13:30

Meeting Location: Glenridding, Mountain Run HQ -

Training Area: Place Fell/Beda Fell or similar

Course Duration: 4 hours

What to expect:

  • A professionally delivered course, designed by Mountain Runners for Mountain Runners.
  • 4 hours of on the hill, practical navigation
  • Tips and tricks to keep you in contact with the map
  • Expert coaches/instructors to learn from
  • Elite mountain runners delivering the course, who are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their subject

Mountain Marathon and/or Orienteering Maps of the area you are training in

What will you learn?

  • How to use the techniques of; Hand-railing, collecting and catching features, aiming off and attack points
  • How to use and swap between coarse and fine navigation and why we use these techniques
  • A further understanding of contour interpretation and how to develop this knowledge.
  • Simple tricks and tips to keep you in contact with the map and your surroundings
  • Quick relocation skills
  • How to read the map whilst on the move using acute and periphery vision

Course Program

Course timings:

13:30 to 17:30 [allowing you to take a basic session first as a refresher]

  • Meet at the course location
  • Listen to a quick overview and recap on basic techniques

Head into the hills to learn and put in to practice; hand-railing, collecting and catching features, aiming off, using attack points and coarse/fine navigation, thumbing the map, running on the needle and much more

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