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Be a navigation ninja, on Ben Vrackie

workshop

Be a navigation ninja, on Ben Vrackie

5 reviews
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Be a navigation ninja, on Ben Vrackie

workshop

Be a navigation ninja, on Ben Vrackie

5 reviews
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Have you always wanted to learn how to use map and compass, but it seems a bit of a black art? Maybe you just want to curb your dependence from GPS. Here is you chance to learn it all, on a Scottish mountain, with a qualified guide. This experience will cover all the aspect of navigation that are required to make you a competent navigation ninja, so you can enjoy the mountains in total safety. Here a brief summary of you experience: • Discover in scientific detail what a compass is,yes I build my own :) • Learn the main components of a compass, so you can finally fully understand how to use it correctly. • Work on mastering map setting without a compass, looking at all the tricks that can make map setting very accurate, spoiler alert….. line features. • Soak in the beauty of an evocative mountainous environment (Ben Vrackie) also known as “Speckled hill” • Learn how to set the map with the compass. • Keep track of you progress across the land, you will learn 2 crucial skills; walking around the map and thumbing. • Estimate the distance traveled both across land and map. • Learn your very own 100m pace count, using my Pacing calculator, this will help you in poor weather. • Understand deduced reckoning and practice navigation all the way to the mountain top. All of it provided in a relaxed, and adaptive stile, I like keeping it fun :) Hope to see you very soon. Fernando

Your host

Learn more about Fernando

Fernando

I am a mountain leader who lives in Perth, been working teaching navigation for over 5 years alongside mountain craft and bushcraft. I am mad about navigation :) I find it very rewarding giving people access to tools and skills necessary to enjoy the wild lands confidently and safely. My favorite kind of adventure are long distance hikes that cross entire mountain ranges.

What's included

Equipment
Compass, maps, educational material, timing cards. I can provide some waterproof jackets if required. I will also share with…

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Where you'll be

While you learn, you will be led all the way to the top of Ben Vrackie. We will discover many viewpoints along the way that are ideal for pictures. Like the sight of the valley of the river Tummel and Tay or the secluded and evocative "Loch a Chiore".

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Be prepared for Scottish weather, just let me know if you need a waterproof jacket.

More tips

This experience will give you all the navigation tools and methods you need to be able to venture and enjoy natural trails. I will adapt the lesson to your specific ability so you can easily progress. Some of the proceeds will go in to funding the navigation courses of a mental health group.

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Fernando
Be a navigation ninja, on Ben Vrackie
5 reviews
From $112/person
5 reviews
From $112/person