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MIA Trainee Workshop - Navigation

This weekend I am running an Mountaineering Instructors Award workshop for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, navigation & environment was the topic for today. Most of the lads on the course had popped down from Scotland and none of them had spent much time in the Lakes so we headed over the the Coppermines and spent the day quest from ring contour to re entrant. Three of the team had their Winter Mountain Leader so instead of looking at the detail of map & compass skills, we sent the day interpreting contour features and really understanding how they relate to the map. We used a Harvey’s 1:25 Super scale, OS 1:25 and an enlarged OS 1:50.

Enlarging an Ordinance Survey 1:50 map by 200% gives the same maths and scale as a 1:25 map but with out the detail that gets in the way using an OS 1:25.

Through the day the lads switched from map to map, set legs, and really got to grips with the land to map and map to land memory.

A top day was finished off with a pint of Blue Bird

POSTED: 31st July 2010
BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications