This handbook to navigation - the practical technique of map and compass - will help you master the necessary skills for mountain walking. As a small, pocket guide, this is an ideal companion to take into the hills. Chapters include instruction in map reading, bearings, route planning, night navigation and bad weather, as well as with a GPS.
Owning a compass isn’t everything. Knowing how and when to use it is! Contrary to what many walkers think, using a compass is straightforward and easy to learn.
This practical handbook to navigation - the techniques of using map and compass - will help you master the key skills necessary for walking and mountaineering in the mountains. As a small, pocket guide, this is an ideal companion to take into the hills, and since practice will make perfect, time spent navigating will provide the freedom and confidence to enjoy our hills and mountains. Chapters include instruction in map reading, taking bearings, route planning, navigation at night or in bad weather, as well as details on GPS navigation. Navigation is a fundamental skill, and with this handbook, you can enjoy exploring the wilds with confidence.
Pete Hawkins is a qualified mountain leader, freelance journalist and the author of Map and Compass published by Cicerone. He writes the monthly navigation column for a leading leading walking magazine.
- This mini-guide handbook is small, lightweight and pocket-size
- includes a PVC jacket and comes complete with a Navigational Aid card
- with full-colour diagrams and photography throughout, this handbook will have you enjoying the hills to their utmost.