Mountain Orientation

Practical use of GPS, map and compass

DON’T LOSE YOURSELF AGAIN. Know the techniques to correctly use the orientation instruments. Use the map, compass and GPS devices to orientate yourself precisely and locate where you are on the route.

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KEY POINTS

  • Activity: Hiking
  • Classes: 17
  • Duration: 3h dedication / 1.5h videos
  • Type: All levels
  • Spanish Language
  • Subtitles: No
  • Downloadable Resources: Yes
  • Diploma: yes
Curso Orientación en montaña

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Map and compass
  • Analyze and download routes over the internet
  • Heading and Azimuth
  • GPS devices

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this orientation course from recognized experts you will learn all the concepts to be able to orientate yourself without difficulty in the mountains and not just follow a line on your GPS device and electronic orientation instruments.

You will learn to get the most out of the map, compass, altimeter, course, azimuth, as well as identify the cardinal points and the most characteristic elements of nature that will help us determine your position.

In addition, you will learn to search for and follow routes in various programs and Internet Apps but knowing how to analyze the dangers they may have.

DON’T GET LOST AGAIN, learn to orientate yourself.

This course is part of the course pack:
Hiking Pack. All keys

Get the whole pack at the best price with all the essential knowledge of the middle mountain.

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at all mountain lovers who want to learn traditional orienteering techniques so as not to depend solely on electronic devices.

Understand orientation devices and minimize the risks of getting lost in the mountains.

1 ORIENTATION - Ability to READ the environment

ORIENTATION – Ability to READ the environment

Orientation is the most powerful weapon you can have for a good mountain experience. Otherwise, the outcome may be a call to a rescue group.

2 min.
2 MAP - How to INTERPRET it correctly

MAP – How to INTERPRET it correctly

Can you interpret a map? Remember that transporting a small error over time becomes a very large error.

8 min.
3 COMPASS - How do we orient ourselves?

COMPASS – How do we orient ourselves?

“North on a compass is a magnet that is facing North on the earth.” Knowing this is not enough for us

4 minutes
4 COMPASS - The 6 parts that compose it

COMPASS – The 6 parts that compose it

The compass is made up of 6 parts. Understanding them will allow us to take the right directions.

2 min.
5 ALTIMETER - DIGITAL or ANALOG?

ALTIMETER – DIGITAL or ANALOG?

The altimeter allows us to compare the height at which we find ourselves with the contour lines of the map.

4 minutes
6 MAP and COMPASS - Combination of the 2 ELEMENTS

MAP and COMPASS – Combination of the 2 ELEMENTS

Correctly combining the map and the compass will allow us to know our position with respect to a reference point.

4 minutes
7 DECLINATION and CONVERGENCE - Elements of MEASUREMENT

DECLINATION and CONVERGENCE – Elements of MEASUREMENT

Declination and convergence are correction elements that we must apply at very high latitudes.

2 min.
8 RUMBO and AZIMUT - What are they for?

RUMBO and AZIMUT – What are they for?

Heading and azimuth are the angles formed by a direction line. We will measure the course with the compass and the azimuth on the map.

5 min.
9 TRIANGULAR THE POSITION - Determine our LOCATION

TRIANGULAR THE POSITION – Determine our LOCATION

Triangulating the position allows us to identify exactly where we are from two reference points.

7 min.
10 NATURAL ORIENTATION - DAY and NIGHT Resource

NATURAL ORIENTATION – DAY and NIGHT Resource

When technology fails, natural orientation will be our only recourse. The firmament and the small clues of nature can be our compass.

10 min.
11 GPS - Basics

GPS – Basics

The GPS calculates our geoposition through coordinates. The technology is not perfect and sometimes its location is altered. Will we know how to navigate without it?

7 min.
12 GPS WATCHES - Suunto

GPS WATCHES – Suunto

Cesar Esquivel (Suunto Spain Sales Manager) gives us a brief introduction to the GPS integrated into the watch and its many advantages.

3 min.
13 FOLLOW A ROUTE - Suunto

FOLLOW A ROUTE – Suunto

The convenience of wearing a watch with integrated GPS is incredible. You just have to try it.

3 min.
14 OTHER FEATURES - Suunto

OTHER FEATURES – Suunto

The Suunto watch has many functionalities. One of them is configurable navigation alerts on a route.

3 min.
15 ROUTES ON THE INTERNET - Which are the most SUITABLE?

ROUTES ON THE INTERNET – Which are the most SUITABLE?

There are thousands of routes on the internet. Using the right tools will allow us to identify the ones that best suit our adventure.

1 min.
16 INTERNET ROUTES - NAVIGATION tools

INTERNET ROUTES – NAVIGATION tools

Will we find the route we are looking for? There are some navigation techniques and search engines to validate the reliability of the route.

14 min.
17 B4Experience

TEST, validates everything learned

10 min.

INSTRUCTORS AND COLLABORATORS

Our Staff is made up of professionals with proven experience that will pass on all their years of knowledge to you in a 100% flexible format.

We also rely on collaborators and commercial international brands to provide us with their technical knowledge.

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