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Date Monday  3/26/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Navigation Level 2 Session A
Start Time 5:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $75.00
NonGroup Price $75.00
Leader Price $50.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lecture at American Mountaineering Center


Field Day TBD


For more info Contact


CMC Office




Lecture March 26, 6:00PM-9:00PM


Field Day March 31, all day, starting early



This class is an intensive field application and extension of material taught in Navigation Level 1. This class is required for completion of the Basic Mountaineering certificate.



You should already be intimately familiar with the compass and how to use it. You should already have your compass set to declination for Colorado. You should know how to shoot a bearing in the field; how to follow a bearing in the field; how to plot a bearing on a map; how to measure a bearing on a map. You should already know how to orient a map to the terrain. You should know how to read the features on a topographic map. You should know how to obtain a digital form of a USGS Quad. If you are fuzzy on any of these skills, you should take Navigation Level 1.



We will not be reviewing Nav Level 1 material in Nav Level 2. Your task during Nav Level 2 will be to guide the team from point A to point B using the techniques mentioned above. You will be expected to formulate a travel plan, explain it to the group, then execute with a modicum of efficiency. You will be expected to know where you are on the map at all times. 



During the exercise you will find Area position, Line position and Point position.
You will shoot the bearing of a stream and/or slope.
You will use intermediate objectives with/without dead reckoning.
You will box around obstructions.
You will aim off.
You will use handrails.
You will take a bee-line and you will contour.

GPS devices will not be used on this exercise.
When you are not in the lead you may refer to smartphone apps.


You should be prepared for winter conditions.
There will be a pack check for 10 Essentials; you will be expected to enumerate the 10 Essentials when asked.


Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.




Cancellation Policy:

Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled.





Refund Policy:

Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing (e-mail) to the appropriate school or event director. Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event. However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.



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