Wilderness Navigation Course Equivalency - Everett


Wilderness Navigation Course Equivalency - Everett - Camp Edward

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  • Moderate


Route finding is an instrumental part of reaching a backcountry destination and returning home safely. This course promotes the active participation of all party members in back country navigation and teaches the skills necessary to do so.

In addition to map, compass, altimeter, GPS - and how to use them together, we cover route planning, terrain awareness, and other rational skills for finding your way on and off the trail.

This class satisfies the navigation requirement for the Basic Climbing and Alpine Scrambling Courses offered by all Mountaineer branches. While the course is targeted to those audiences, the skills taught are useful for many kinds of outdoor activities.



Camp Edward

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Approved Compass -  2016 Everett Navigation Compass Requirements and 2018 Seattle and Foothills Compass Requirements

Smartphone, and Gaia GPS (with subscription)

Altimeter (optional: Gaia GPS functionality will suffice).

Map will be provided

Boots, gloves and appropriate clothing for inclement wilderness travel

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