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MTA Winter Conference – Winter Navigation Skills

Learn LEVEL | 1 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £110.00

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Overview

A one-day workshop looking at the skills required to navigate effectively in winter conditions. From ideas on how to organise your navigation equipment, using winter strategies and adapting navigation techniques for the winter environment, e.g. with contours, strategies for relocation, and avoiding cornices and avalanche terrain.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

An essential one-day to equip you with the knowledge and skills to plan and execute a winter hillwalk in reasonable weather and snow conditions

PRE-REQUISITES

Some summer navigation experience. You should also be comfortable walking in winter conditions with crampons and ice axe.

CONTENT

The main topics to be covered are:

Map types, mapping software, and suitability for winter needs

Navigation equipment, tools, and organisation for winter

Route planning and resources

Fundamentals of map use

Following linear features

Measuring distance on the map

Using time to measure distance travelled

Identifying land features and relating to the map in a winter context

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2025
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date25/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£110.00Places
Date26/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£110.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Use of Kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom

Breakfast on each course day

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on back-to-back courses)

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities

 

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Insulated synthetic jacket with hood
  • Winter boots
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Ice axes
  • Helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • 40lt rucksack
  • walking poles (if it is your preference to use them)

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN STORES

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list

  • Personal clothing
  • Winter outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers
  • Winter climbing/mountaineering trousers
  • Warm hat & gloves (several pairs)
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Waterproof map case
  • Headtorch
  • Rucksack liner/dry bags
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries & medications
  • Suncream & hat

Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.

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