Quality Mountain Days
                                                                 & Advanced workshops

The Map

A map is a reduced picture of the terrain, in effect a diagram.

The features of the terrain cannot be shown on the map exactly as they appear on the field. Therefore, symbols are used, i.e.,  colours and shapes to indicate the details of the landscape on the map.

A good quality map is essential for the hill walker to navigate successfully.  The range of maps for walkers are of high quality and provide a wealth of information that allows us to navigate and find routes with confidence in all conditions. Two major suppliers being the Ordinance Survey and Harvey who produce a range of maps specifically for walkers.
Unless you are using the Harvey maps polythene series or the OS waterproof series you will need to place your map in a map case.  There are many map cases on the market some more suitable than others.If you plan to walk in winter and summer even if only 3 season  it would be best to purchase one of the soft plastic map cases by Ortleib although these are a little more expensive than many of the PVC  map cases they do not harden to the point of cracking in cold weather.

They are likely to provide you with many years of service where many of the cheaper makes will do well to last through a winter probably destroying the map inside in the process. - IT IS FALSE ECONOMY!

See navigation Equipment tab for details.

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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