Once again, Joe Faulkner and his NAV4 team will be hosting these recce and skills days on behalf of Durty Events. This is your chance to recce a section of the route in the company of other LiAD participants and with experienced NAV4 tutors / LiAD guides.
NAV4 have a long association with the event having hosted the recces for many years and provide the mountain safety cover during the event itself. We know the event inside out, taken part ourselves, and know what works and what mistakes people make.
This session is new for 2024 and a blend of navigation tuition and hillskills, as well as a recce of the event section from Threlkeld to Great Dodd. This is the start of the second long leg of the event and a crucially key ascent of Clough Head and Great Dodd.
Our experience tells us that this is where people often start to suffer as they become exposed to the wilder terrain and confusing area of The Dodds. It's also an ideal area to teach and practise navigation skills, and has some key lines and well known navigation blackspots. Nailing this, and becoming comfortable on these high fells with a sparse population of fellow participants will really help your confidence.
We'll have the option of using the obvious event escape route down Sticks Pass and return to Threlkeld via the low level bad weather route or reverse our outward route for more skills practise.
Overall, it will be a very valuable training day.
Client / tutor ratio for this session is 6:1 max
The day will include lots of information about the event, suitable clothing gear and shoe choices, what to eat and drink, navigation and route advice, event strategy and training methods.
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