GROUP NAVIGATION CLINICS

LOCATION

Hamilton, ON

CLINIC DATES

  • TBA

If we do not have any dates scheduled above and you would like to be notified when they are schedules, please contact our Nav Clinic savant Emil via the link at the bottom of the page

COST

$125/person. Cost includes compass rentals, maps, and clinic handouts. 

Every in-person field session has max 10 participants.

NAVIGATION 101: INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION/INTERMEDIATE NAVIGATION SKILLS

Navigation 101 clinics are designed for people looking to participate in their first navigation based race OR would like a refresher. The clinic is divided into two components:


1) Self-Paced Portion - learn the basics of map and compass skills at your own pace with our five-part YouTube video tutorial series (about 1.5 hours):

  • Learn to read and understand maps, map legends and scales. 

  • Basic compass skills will be introduced, for map orientation and introductory bearings.

  • Preparatory route selection and relocation techniques will be covered.

  • Learn about handrails, catching features and attack points.

 

2) In-Person Portion - the second half of the clinic puts into practice the concepts and strategies introduced in the tutorial videos (about 2 hours):

  • Improve your basic navigation skills using a map and compass in terrain.

  • Practice “aiming-off”, “attacking from above” and “contouring.”

  • Learn about judging distances in the terrain.

  • Relocation techniques are practiced in the woods.

  • Discover how planning ahead can help you stay on track.

 

The focus of Dontgetlost Adventure Running Navigation clinics is for the application of skills in a race environment.

WE DO NOT COVER GPS SKILLS AND BACKCOUNTRY HIKING TECHNIQUES (eg triangulation).

 

PRE-REQUISITE

None

EQUIPMENT

Compass (or borrow one of ours), sun screen, bug spray, running shoes or hiking shoes, hiking attire.  Any changes to the equipment list will be sent to you before your clinic.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

We will refund 80% of registration fees if cancellation notice is received within 24 hours of start time. After this time no refund is offered.

In the case of clinics being cancelled due to weather warnings, the clinic will be rescheduled.

PRIVATE CLINICS

Please inquire.

CONTACT

egadjanski@gmail.com