Learn to Navigate Weekend

19 Oct 2019

Organiser's Description

Hi all,

A member of the club, Iain Sime, will be running a Learn to Navigate weekend, based in Snowdonia (final location TBC), for 6 people on the 19th and 20th of October @ £25 each

Fully instructed, spending 2 days in the mountains, with a focus on learning navigation skills for both fair weather mountain days and night/poor weather navigation and relocation. Iain is Ml, RCI and CWDI qualified.

You will be wild camping for the night and expected to carry all of your kit for both days. Therefore you will need to have a good level of fitness and adequate footwear, rucksack and clothing. You won’t bit sticking to paths much of the time, so waterproof, high ankle hiking boots are needed. You’ll be carrying you tent, sleeping bag, food and clothes, so a comfortable rucksack (approx. 60L) is important. The trip will go ahead in all weather, baring extreme wind, so you’ll need to have flexible and waterproof clothing.

Iain has some items for hire:
Tent: £10
Roll mat: £2
Rucksack: £10
Stove: £5
Compass: Free of charge

Below is the recommended kit list. If you have any questions regarding this, please do ask well in advance of the trip.

Tent lightweight backpacking 1 or 2 man (please share if possible)

Rucksack all the kit needs to go inside it. Can be rented for £10

High ankle walking boots, no walking shoes we will be walking off the beaten track as in no paths at all really.


Sleeping bag 3 season maybe 2 season if you sleep warm and/or it is warm

Roll mat

Waterproof preferably shell jacket not ski style

Waterproof over trousers


Belay/over jacket it may be cold

Walking trousers

Thermals top and bottom

Underwear obviously


Gas canister

Food expedition style works nicely (it weighs less) for a cheaper option just add water couscous works well.

Chlorine tablets for water or other method of sterilisation

Storage for 2l of water

Woolly hat

Gloves: 2 pairs

Neck gaiter (buff)


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 19/10/2019

Status: Open

Total Places: 6

Places Available: ??


Dominic Griffiths