COURSE 3: Advanced Navigation

Advanced navigation in Snowdonia

The Advanced Navigation course in Snowdonia, will build on your existing navigation skills and ensure that you are confident and capable at navigating in more demanding terrains and/or extreme weather conditions, for example in poor visibility.

Course Title: N3. Advanced Navigation
Cost: £180 for 1 person £200 per day for a group of 2 Greater then 2 £220
Location: Snowdonia
Group size: up to 4 people (larger group possible upon discussion)

Course Outline

  • Review of your current experience
  • Recap – the essentials of navigation (as appropriate for the group)
  • Orientation of the map
  • Route Planning
  • Using contours and landforms to navigate to specific locations
  • Micro-Navigation
  • Pacing and timing of distances
  • Selecting appropriate techniques for a given situation
  • Understand the demands and effects of different terrains and weather conditions on decision making and execution.
  • Course review and feedback

Previous Experience/Fitness

You will have experience of hill and mountain walking and some experience of map reading and using a compass. You may have attended a navigation course or hold the NNAS Silver award. A reasonable level of fitness will ensure you get the most out of your course.


Compass, head torch, maps and waterproof map case. A Silva type 4 Compass is recommended. Waterproof maps as follows: 1:50,000 Snowdon Landranger 115; 1.25,000 Explorer OL17 or the older style; 1:25,000 Snowdon and Conwy Valley Outdoor Leisure 17. These can be provided.

Just email joe @ for further info or how we can personalise a day to suit you! Private guiding or instruction to suit your requirements.

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Mountaineering Joe looks forward to assisting you to improve your personal performance navigating in more demanding conditions