Introduction to Map & Compass - Seattle - 2012

Navigation Course

Introduction to Map & Compass

Intro To Map & Compass

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.
A map & compass are part of the 10 Essentials, but if you don't know how to use them then they're just extra weight in your backpack! Learn the basics in this workshop, topics include:

  • Reading topographic maps and identifying important features
  • Understanding declination
  • Taking, locating, and following bearings in the field
  • Taking and locating bearings on a map
  • Triangulation techniques
  • Features to consider when buying a compass
  • Other topics as time permits
Please note that this workshop is not the Basic Navigation Course and does not satisfy the graduation requirement for the Snowshoe, Scrambling, and Climbing courses.

Map & Compass are part of the 10 Essentials, but if you don't know how to use them, they are useless! Learn the basics in this program.
Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Introduction to Map & Compass Field Trip
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Aug 15, 2016
Registration closed Aug 13
19 participants
5 instructors
Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.