Map symbols and information
Measuring distance on a map
Differences between True North, Grid North and Magnetic North
Using a protractor to plot bearings and triangulate position on a map
Understanding Map projections and Latitude-Longitude grid systems on a map
How to orient a map with a compass
Following a compass bearing while trekking
Determining location grid coordinates (using GPS) and plotting the location on a map
Using pace and terrain association to arrive at a destination
Topographic map and terrain association for navigation without other tools
Reading contour lines to get a 3D view of the terrain
Plus other tips and tricks to build your confidence while navigating through the wilderness
About Your Instructor
Gokul is best known as pioneer Canyoning instructor of India. He was trained by Marines and Ex US-Airforce trainers during his stay in the United States. He is also the founder and lead instructor at Bangalore Adventure School.
Fees: INR 3,999
Tranportation: 800 INR
Options: The course itself is a 1 day course. But, second day we will have a field trip – A trek to a hill fort. You will be applying all the navigation concepts learned in the course. This is totally optional and will have an extra fee of 2500 INR.
This second option includes food for 2 days, stay for 2 nights, transportation to trekking spot and the field day trek itself. But, limited slots as we there is limited stay facilities we can offer now.
Location: The training location is in the outskirts of Bangalore. At Ranch 14 – BASCOOL Campsite which is another 20 kms past Art of Living center on Kankapura Road.
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