Navigation: Techniques & Skills for Walkers
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|Supplier Info:||Cicerone is the LDWA's publishing partner for its UK Trailwalker's Handbook. Cicerone publishes guidebooks for long distance walks and treks, day walks, family walks, scrambling, climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, cycling guides, hill and mountain skills and outdoor photography. Cicerone's aim is to inspire you, and to provide the information needed to enable you to plan and enjoy your favourite outdoor activity, whether in the British Isles or overseas..|
Publishers Information 2008
A handy practical guide to help you get the most from your Map and Compass. Aimed at Walkers and other users of the outdoors, the book systematically takes you through the essential skills of navigation. It includes lots of practical exercises to help you back up your new found knowledge.
Owning a compass isn't everything. Knowing how and when to use it is! Contrary to what many walkers think, using a compass is straight-forward and easy to learn. This practical guide will help you get the most out of your map and give you the key skills to using your compass. It's then down to you. As with any skill, knowledge isn't enough. Practice will make perfect, and with that will come the freedom and confidence to enjoy our hills and mountains. Pete Hawkins is a qualified mountain leader, freelance journalist and the author of "Map and Compass" published by Cicerone. He writes the monthly navigation column for a leading walking magazine. This work provides information on: why to use a map and a compass; map essentials - scale, grids, and contours; map symbols and contours; walking with your map; choosing your compass; taking a bearing; taking bearings from ground; walking with your map and compass; route planning; what to do at night or in bad weather; and, new technology - GPS and computer mapping.