Survival, Navigation and Adventure courses with a difference……we really do try to get you lost!
Based in southern Spain in mountains and forests.
Any start date, any duration. No minimum numbers. Singles and groups welcome.
Childrens introduction to Navigation and Geocaching
Corporate Leadership and Team Building training.
Professional instruction and guiding.
These courses are intended for anyone who is interested in leading groups in the hills, or improving their own knowledge and confidence. During the course participants will be given an understanding of navigation techniques and hazard awareness amongst other things.
A must for mountaineers, scramblers, aspirant mountain leaders and walking group leaders who wish to improve or learn from scratch. Many regular mountaineers and climbers don’t know how to navigate safely in poor conditions, don’t be one of them. If the terms magnetic variation, aspect of slope, timing or pacing don’t mean anything to you, you should book a navigation course.
Theory and Practice
Apart from a couple of hours’ theory at the start, the whole course will be conducted out on the mountains and forests. We’ll cover most aspects of map reading (scales, symbols and contour lines) as well as route planning and route finding. We’ll teach you how to use your compass properly and give you plenty of practice at taking bearings, estimating distances and other tricks of the trade. We provide GPS units, or you are welcome to bring your own GPS along, as their use will be covered, together with how they fit in with today’s navigation.
We’ll also offer the option of a night navigation exercise to let you practise your new found skills. But we never forget it’s your holiday too and there’ll be plenty of time to take photographs, enjoy the spectacular views or simply to relish the fresh air and freedom of the mountains.
Who are the courses for?
The Navigation courses are designed for both beginners and advanced navigators. Particularly good for introducing children to gps, compass and map work.
The courses can be done in either Spanish or English so can serve as a tool for learning or improving languages skills.
Who are your Trainers?
We have many years experience in both survival and professional mountain guiding both in the Alps, Europe and greater ranges. Our qualified instructors have been living and working in southern Spain for many years now and know the area and landscape intimately. We also run trips to Patagonia.
Want to see our credentials in bad weather? Take a look at this short video………….