When the darkness descends, or the cloud rolls in, it is easy to lose your way when in the outdoors, no matter how good your navigation in daylight. Gain and refine the skills to be able find your way once the visability drops.
Navigating in low light or poor visibility requires focus and its own toolbox of techniques that are often forgotten if you only plan on heading out when the forecast looks good. But as we all know sometimes the weather can turn in what feels like seconds leaving you surrounded by a wall of white with only a map, compass, and the ground you can see at your feet.
No matter whether it’s bad visibility, an early start on a big day out, or an unplanned delay on the way back, the same skills are vital to keeping you safe and heading in the right direction.
The course includes:
• Route planning
• Timing and pacing
• Compass techniques
• Aiming off, attack points, boxing and search patterns
• Emergency action plans
The course timings will differ depending on the time of year and when sunset is due. We usually meet just as darkness is setting in to make the most of the evening, but during summer months the course may go on until the late night or early morning
To ensure you get the most out of your activity, we ask that participants meet some minimum abilities.
- Be competent with basic navigation in daytime environments.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are usually able to accommodate a diverse range of special requirements.
For assessment courses that require logbooks or NGB registration, please ensure these are completed before the course commences.
For introductory activities, we provide all the activity and safety equipment you need. With more advanced courses you may be expected to have some of your own personal equipment; see the Kit List for information. Whether it’s the latest gear, great instruction or comfy accommodation, we aim to provide you with the best we can.
As well as the activity equipment, you can rest assured that our experienced instructors carry all the necessary group safety equipment, and are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
Here is a quick guide to what you need to bring with you for the activity. A full kit list is included with your information pack provided after booking.
- Walking Boots
- Warm Layers
- Snacks/Meals & Drinks (These May Not Be Available At The Location)
If you are struggling with any specialist equipment, then please get in touch, and we may be able to assist.