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Fri, 29 Nov



Confidence with Contours

Improve your confidence with contours, gently. Ground to map, map to ground.

Confidence with Contours
Confidence with Contours

Time & Location

29 Nov 2024, 09:30 – 16:30

Gwynedd, Llynnau Cregennen LL39 1LJ, UK

About the Event

A one day workshop designed to build up your confidence in contour interpretation at your own pace. No gimmicks, nothing fancy, lots of walking, most up and down, steep slopes, gentle slopes and break of slope points all explored, re-entrants and ridges unravelled.

If you need a boost, if you’re not quite sure, if you are not completely contour confident join me and we’ll work through, in a practical manner, on the hill until you are happy (or you’ve had enough!).

The workshop has been developed on the back of 14 years teaching navigation in schools, both in the classroom and on the hill. Followed by 16 years of teaching navigation from beginner level to MIA level whilst working at Plas y Brenin the Outdoor National Centre.

We’ll be on the hill all day, so be prepared for hillwalking, bring OS Explorer Sheet 17 and your lunch.

By the end of the day you’ll be much more confident in your ability to read contours, to work map from ground, from ground to map and you be able to visualise slope angles; you’ll be contour confident

“I went on the confidence with contours workshop back in March and it was a game changer for me, I saw navigating in a totally different way” Gary Cowley

There is a Managing Hazards and Emergency Procedures in the Mountains Workshop running on the day before  this workshop which might be of interest too. If you are considering staying over in Dolgellau; I'll be staying at the Plas Isa bunkhouse which is highly recommended. Further to that I’ll be doing an evening talk about my bikepacking adventures whilst in Dolgellau on one of the evenings adjacent to these workshops.

You’ll also get an MTA CPD point.


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