FUNDAMENTALS OF LAND NAVIGATION

Learn Map & Compass Skills

A solid foundation in land navigation is essential for hikers, peak baggers, mountaineers, skiers, and anyone who enjoys traveling in the backcountry. Become proficient at using your map and compass. Plan your route and “stay found” in mountainous terrain. This class culminates with an orienteering skills challenge where students compete against the clock and each other to find a series of waypoints. A fun way to put all of your new skills to the test and find out how much you learned!

TOPICS COVERED

  • Map symbols and scales

  • Terrain features and contour lines

  • MGRS and UTM grid systems

  • Magnetic declination and how to apply it

  • How to use a compass

  • Intersection and resection techniques

  • Tactics for terrain association and backcountry travel

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