Calendar: A demand
Location: On request
The orienteering is one of the key tools not only for hiking or mountaineering, but also much more activities taking place in the wilderness. Knowing how to interpret a map is essential to plan a trip, or make an adequate progress on the field. It is definitely an essential element of safety.
A trail may fade, disappear milestones, surprised fog or night.
Our knowledge should enable us to make a route we’ve never done before.
Therefore, orienteering in nature is essential for all people who develop their activities into the wild, since an amateur mountaineer, a trekker or an explorer or professional alpinist.
- Anyone who frequents the natural environment and wants to start in this area.
Contents & activities:
- Basics: Projection Systems, Coordinate System, Datum
- Maps: Map types, scales, legends, contours, land forms, distances, slopes and profiles.
- Introduction to planning: schedule calculation, observation points, decision points, alternative routes, points of interest.
- The Geographic North, Magnetic North, Magnetic Declination. Directions: the direction and Azimuth
- Orienteering by estimation
- Compass: Features and Use
- The altimeter as instrument for orienteering
- Precision compass navigation
- Directions and against directions
- Alternative methods of orienteering
- Being able to select the natural elements and methods needed to orienteering themselves in situations where not available, a map or compass.
- Being able to locate geographic features or elements on the field from a map.
- Determine positions on the map, starting with orienteering tools.
- Determine the bearing to be followed, from navigation instruments, according to the destination or itinerary established.
- Recognize trails and itineraries of local range , national or international area, from direct observation.
- No need any prior training. Only interest, desire to learn and share.
- Physical conditions: being able to perform two days walk away with a positive slope of 700-800 m and a distance of about 10 km per day.
- Respect the natural environment in which we develop the activity, often natural parks with legislation which we must obey.
- Appropriate clothing, boots, backpack, personal equipment (sunscreen, sunglasses, hydration …)
- Any questions, please contact us.
- 7 hours of theory in refuge / classroom
- 12 hours of practice
- Amaroq Explorers Guide
- Material Company (map, compass)
- Accident insurance
- Displacement of students
- Overnight at the refuge
- Anything not specified as included