Learn to Navigate Weekend
19 Oct 2019
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:
Roll mat: £2
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
Waterproof preferably shell jacket not ski style
Waterproof over trousers
Belay/over jacket it may be cold
Thermals top and bottom
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
Gloves: 2 pairs
Neck gaiter (buff)