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Navigation Courses

Postby Scooters » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 4:00 pm

Can anyone recommend a good naviagtion course relatively close to Sydney? One of those things I have never learnt and about time!
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Navigation Courses

Postby FatCanyoner » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 4:37 pm

If you're after a good, practical course practicing map and compass navigation, Ashley Burke is your man. He ran navigation training for the Sydney Uni Bushwalkers for many years and in recent years set up a small guiding business. He runs pretty regular training weekends in the Blue Mountains. Details on his website: https://mountainsphere.com.au/navigation-training

He also has a really detailed online resource he developed that takes you through all the basics of navigation: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/N ... ntents.htm

Another option is Caro Ryan who runs the Lotsa Fresh Air website (https://lotsafreshair.com/). She's also an extremely active member of the SES Bush Search and Rescue squad. She now runs a map and compass navigation course in partnership with the Blue Mountains Climbing School: https://lotsafreshair.com/product/intro ... avigation/
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Re: Navigation Courses

Postby tastrax » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 4:54 pm

There is also a good guide to map reading and some of the basics at Geoscience Australia

https://d28rz98at9flks.cloudfront.net/1 ... ide_v4.pdf
https://ecat.ga.gov.au/geonetwork/srv/e ... ata/102240
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Re: Navigation Courses

Postby Scooters » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 5:05 pm

FatCanyoner wrote:If you're after a good, practical course practicing map and compass navigation, Ashley Burke is your man. He ran navigation training for the Sydney Uni Bushwalkers for many years and in recent years set up a small guiding business. He runs pretty regular training weekends in the Blue Mountains. Details on his website: https://mountainsphere.com.au/navigation-training

He also has a really detailed online resource he developed that takes you through all the basics of navigation: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/N ... ntents.htm

Another option is Caro Ryan who runs the Lotsa Fresh Air website (https://lotsafreshair.com/). She's also an extremely active member of the SES Bush Search and Rescue squad. She now runs a map and compass navigation course in partnership with the Blue Mountains Climbing School: https://lotsafreshair.com/product/intro ... avigation/
Awesome, thanks for that! Will look into his course and get up to the mountains.

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Re: Navigation Courses

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sun 02 Aug, 2020 6:07 pm

FatCanyoner wrote:If you're after a good, practical course practicing map and compass navigation, Ashley Burke is your man. He ran navigation training for the Sydney Uni Bushwalkers for many years and in recent years set up a small guiding business. He runs pretty regular training weekends in the Blue Mountains. Details on his website: https://mountainsphere.com.au/navigation-training

He also has a really detailed online resource he developed that takes you through all the basics of navigation: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/N ... ntents.htm


I second this recommendation. Ashley is fantastic.
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Re: Navigation Courses

Postby wildwanderer » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 8:54 am

Ive heard coast and mountain walkers are running a bush navigation course in September. Free to members or likely those interested in joining the club.

https://www.cmw.asn.au/cmwtripintention ... rogram.php
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