Where is the course? Who is it suitable for? What do I need?
The courses initially meet in Capel Curig and take place in the Ogwen Valley and surrounding areas of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
Google map of meeting point in Capel Curig
Who is the Novice to Intermediate course for?
The novice/intermediate course provides the basic essential skills for easy to use navigation on marked paths and tracks in a hill or lowland mountain environment.
It is perfect for those with little or no map and compass navigation experience, or those who have perhaps self taught & want to have some formal instruction from qualified and experienced mountain professionals.
Who is the intermediate to Advanced course for?
The intermediate to advanced level course if suitable for those who already have some basic map and compass navigation skills and should may be able to use a map to keep a track of their location on a hill or mountain hike on simple paths and tracks.
This course refreshes and builds on existing skills with the aim to visit more mountainous terrain on rough tracks and paths and also in open non patched areas.
Maximum ratios during the course are 6 clients to 1 instructor
What kit do I need?
You will need clothing and footwear suitable for the weather that can be encountered in hills and mountains at the time of your course.
You should also have a packed lunch and drinks in addition to your normal hill kit.
During the course we use map number OL 17 Snowdonia in 1:25,000 scale, you should also have a working compass and we highly recommend the Silva Type 4/54 as the industry standard compass.
A pen, pencil and note book may be useful.
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