Quality Mountain Days
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Navigation Techniques

Aiming Off

to deliberately aim to one side of a target so that you know which way to turn upon hitting the feature before seeing the Target

Attack Point

an obvious feature near the target from which the target itself can be located by navigating carefully with map and compass.

Back Bearing

a technique used to confirm your on the right bearing, must be used while a feature or person at the start position is still visible.

Boxing Out

a method to navigate around an impassable obstacle by making 4 90 degree turns with apropriate steps in each direction to end back on original bearing at the having navigated around the obstacle

Hand Rail

 a linear feature which closely parallels your route and acts as a guide to the next target. 

Micro Navigation

a technique for navigating short legs in difficult conditions.

Traffic Lighting

a continuous appraisal of current conditions, dictates the pace of travel and time spent on navigating. 

Dog Legging

a similar method to navigate around an object with 3 changes in direction.


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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