GROUP NAVIGATION CLINICS

The Navigation 101 clinic is now into a 2 hour online virtual session, followed by a 2 hour field session.

We are not running Group or Private clinics until late 2021.

LOCATION

Burlington, ON

DATES

October 3: 10am-12:00pm OR 12:30-2:30pm

October 24: 10am-12:00pm OR 12:30-2:30pm

COST

$100/person (includes both 2 hour virtual session and 2 hour in person field session).  Cost includes compass rentals, maps, and clinic handouts. 

Every in person field session has max 9 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.


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

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 contact Emma Waddington to schedule a private clinic.