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GROUP NAVIGATION CLINICS

LOCATION

Hamilton or Burlington, ON

CLINIC DATES

New clinic dates coming for spring 2023

If we do not have any clinic dates scheduled, and you would like to be notified when new dates are set, please contact our Nav Clinic savant Emil via the email at the bottom of the page

COST

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

Every in-person field session has a maximum of 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 who would like a refresher. 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).

Clinics are 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 hrs):

  • 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 hrs):

  • 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.

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 GROUP CLINICS

We can tailor clinics specifically for teams looking to race together or to sharpen their navigation skills at a higher level. Please inquire.

CONTACT

Emil Gadjanski: egadjanski@gmail.com

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