Quality Mountain Days
                                                                 & Advanced workshops

Setting the Map with a Compass

If identifiable features are not visible you can set the map by using the compass.

Use the magnetic needle to find north and line up north on the map with north on the ground.

There is no need to make any adjustments or bearings with your compass - you are just using the magnetic needle to find north.

The side edges of the map will also be pointing north.

Keep the map set when you change direction. As you turn to face another direction you must also turn the map to keep it correctly set. If your body turns to the right, your hands must turn the map to the left.by the same angle..

Important: Participation Statement

Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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