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Boulder Mountaineering School

 

Learning to find your way with a map and compass is fundamental for safe travel in the outdoors. This course will describe features of maps ( contour lines, symbols, and coordinate systems) and teach the basics of route finding. You'll learn to adjust for declination, find and follow bearings, determine your location, and navigate in adverse conditions. All backcountry travelers should have a solid foundation in map and compass travel, depsite the wide availability of GPS technology.

Attend a one day field trip (Saturday or Sunday). Select the day during the course, and please be flexible if you can so we can arrange equal size groups.

Prerequisites:

None, but it is recommended that students have taken the course Hiking and Survival Essentials.

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