Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Out today with Brian and Nicole, who have taken up proper hillwalking recently and were keen to get to grips with the basics of navigation. We started with a short session indoors looking at different map types, scales, grid references and basic use of the compass, before heading out to put it into action. We started in the Rothiemurchus forest, looking at following paths, contours, tick off features and handrails. We then moved up onto the hill and looked at taking a bearing from the map and using it for short sections in pathless terrain. They both coped admirably with lots of new information, as well as the strong winds, and went away with things to practice and improve on. Well done to both of them for putting themselves out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves. Thank you both for the fun day.