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Mountain/OMM Practical Nav Session

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Sunday 13th March 2022

Bookings Open
Wednesday 26th January 2022
Bookings Close
Saturday 12th March 2022
Bookings so Far
1 Participant
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £75.00   
Course Organiser - Charles Sproson

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

Full day Mountain/OMM Navigation Day | Based from Glenridding | Great as a course on its own, a refresher with old skills or a continuation to one of our uber popular online sessions.

Delivered by The Nav Guy - Sean Bolland - who hosts the Online Navigation Masterclasses

** To get the best from this course, it would be helpful if you understand the following in some respect:

  • 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: 09:00

Meeting Location: Glenridding, Mountain Run HQ -

Training Area: Place Fell/Beda Fell or similar

Course Duration: 7 hours

What to expect:

  • A professionally delivered course, designed by Mountain Runners for Mountain Runners.
  • 5/6 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:

09:15 to 16:15 [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

Administered by Booking Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Booking Protect, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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