Monday, 22 June 2009

Navigation Course

Well at least the poor weather is good for thing - running navigation courses! Had a great weekend running a course for Dave, Tom, Base Camp Pete, Lauren, Heather and Cherry. On Saturday we headed over towards Llyn Crafnant from Capel Curig, focusing on micro-navigation techniques. The team picked up the skills very quickly and by the end of the day they could interpret small contour features, estimate distance by pacing and timing and use suitable navigational strategies. On Sunday with a forecast of low cloud and fog we decided to head up onto the Glyders. The team put into practice the skills they had learned on Saturday and got us up the Gribin Ridge and across the Glyder plateau safely and efficiently despite the very poor visibility. Good work team!

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