Note: some people have let me know that the event registration is listed as full despite their still being spots available – if you want to come and aren’t able to register, please send me an e-mail.
This evening event will be a theory component for a map and compass workshop.
The first half of the evening will involve going over topics such as the basic parts of maps and compasses, reading contour lines, taking/plotting bearings, triangulation, and tips for good navigational reasoning. For the second half of the evening, we’ll walk over to a nearby park and practice some basic skills.
The event presumes no prior knowledge of maps and compasses.
- acceptable: baseplate compass – better: baseplate compass with adjustable declination – best: baseplate compass with adjustable declination and sighting mirror
- your compass must have a baseplate (i.e., no compasses built into carabiners or circular compasses, etc.)
- topographical map
- notebook and writing implement
Note: preference will be given to ACC Basic Mountaineering graduates and others planning trips for the calendar.
Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.