Trip Details

Beginners' Navigation Weekend, upper Wollangambe, Blue Mountains

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Date:30/04/2016 - 01/05/2016
Leader:Ashley Burke
Email:ashley [this one is meant to be a dot] eylenburg [replace this stuff with the at symbol] gmail [this one is meant to be a dot] com [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Beginners' Navigation Weekend, upper Wollangambe, Blue Mountains
Phone:0414633315
Description:
This trip is for people interested and keen to learn how to find their way through the bush with map and compass and is now being held for the 11th year in a row.

Beginners and new members are welcome.

It is a full weekend trip where we carry all our gear and food and camp overnight in a picturesque sandstone labyrinth.

NOTE: We will aften be walking where there is no track so you can learn to navigate, and in parts we may be walking through scrub.

We will leave Sydney early on Saturday morning (7am at the latest) and will return to Sydney on Sunday evening, around 5pm.

The aim of the weekend is to provide the opportunity for people to learn and practise navigation with map and compass in a real bush environment where navigation skills are essential.

You'll learn how to use your map and compass to work out your position, identify landscape features around you and to plot a course to our camp site.

On the Saturday evening we will enjoy an evening around a warm campfire in a sheltered location.

I have created an online navigation course on my web page and this is what you'll be putting into practise on the weekend:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/navigation.html

On the above web page you can also review trip reports and photos from previous navigation weekends. This will give you an idea of what we'll be doing.

No prior experience is necessary, however you will need to bring your own walking/camping gear, your own map and your own compass.

You'll need to carry your own pack with food and camping gear for the weekend. For information on what you need to bring, go here:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/WhatToBring/EquipmentListNavWeekend.htm

Please contact me by email if you're interested in coming, and to assist with organisation please answer the questions concerning car pooling, previous experience, and any gear that you may not have or need to borrow.

Regards

Ashley Burke
Email: aburke@ozemail.com.au
Internet: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke
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