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Improve Your Mountain Navigation Skills With The MCS

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCS) are running a number of one day navigational courses during May and September 2012. The main aims of the course are to increase your confidence in finding your way on hills using map reading and compass bearing skill, with handy hints and techniques to locate yourself in poor visibility. The day will start with a gentle introduction to the theory followed by a practical session on the hill. Ratios are 1:6 and there are spaces for 12 people per course (the minimum age is 18 years). You will need to be equipped for a day out on the hill with food and drink, boots, gaiters, waterproof jacket and overtrousers, warm hat and gloves or mitts and a map case or clear poly bag. Maps and compasses will be provided.

The courses will be run on the following days:

May 2012

Sat 5th – Ochils (base near Alloa)

Sun 6th – Ochils (base near Alloa)

Sat 26th – Campsoe Fells (based near Drymen)

Sun 27th – Campsoe Fells (based near Drymen)


Sat 1st – Ullapool


For further information please visit the The Mountaineering Council of Scotland website


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