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PRIVATE NAVIGATION CLINICS

We perform private weekend sessions for a group of 4 or more. 

Please contact Emma Waddington to schedule a private clinic.

LOCATION

Burlington, ON​

INSTRUCTOR

Meghan Rance. Meghan has been the coach of the Canadian Junior and Senior World orienteering team for over 10 years and is the Dontgetlost Manager for the Adventure Running X, Xcel and NEXT programs as well as most recently course setter for the 2017 Ontario Orienteering Championships.

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.


Learn the basics of map and compass skills on a 1:10,000 scale map in the first 2 hours of this clinic:

  • 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.

 

The second half of the clinic introduces concepts and strategies for improving your basic navigation skills.

  • Learn about handrails, catching features and attack points.

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

  • Learn about pace counting and distance judgment.

  • 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

 

COST

$100/person (4 hours in length).  Cost includes compass rentals, maps, and clinic handouts. Please bring a signed waiver with you to the clinic.

 

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

Clinics will also be cancelled if the weather is colder than -15C or -20C windchill.