[SUBW-A] Beginners' navigation weekend, 4-5 May

Ashley Burke aburke at ozemail.com.au
Mon Apr 2 22:28:39 AEST 2007

Hi all,

The below trip is for any member of the club who is interested and keen to
learn how to find their way through the bush with map and compass.

Trip: Beginners' Navigation Weekend, upper Wollangambe, Blue Mountains.

Depart Sydney: 8am Saturday 4 May 2007
Return Sydney: Sunday afternoon/evening, 5 May 2007

Beginners and new members are welcome.

The aim of the weekend is to provide the opportunity for people to learn and
practise navigation with map and compass. The exercise will be conducted
over 2 days and we will camp out overnight on the Saturday night. People who
do not want to camp overnight may come for the Saturday only.

The overall format of the weekend will be as follows:

Saturday 4 May:

- Travel to Bell by car or train
- Begin an easy overnight walk, stopping frequently for tuition on
navigation principles.
- Stop at various vantage points on the way to identify landscape features
and work out our walking route.
- Learn to take and follow bearings etc.
- Use map and compass to find your way to a designated camp site,
accompanied by an experienced member of the club.
- Upon arrival at the camp site, enjoy an evening around the camp fire.

Sunday 5 May:

- Use your newfound skills to navigate to a designated location.
- Navigate your way back to Bell via a new route.
- Enjoy the scenery on the way
- An experienced member will accompany the group.

No prior experience is necessary, however you will need to bring your own
walking/camping gear, your own map and your own compass. You will need to be
a paid up club member, and it is essential that you bring your own map and

Digital navigation aids such as GPS devices may be carried for emergency use
only, and must otherwise remain switched off for the entire weekend.

For further information please contact me by email, and provide a contact
number plus an indication of any camping gear you may have or need to

Ashley Burke
Mobile: 0414 633 315
Email: aburke at ozemail.com.au
Web page: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke

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