Wilderness Navigation - Lecture 1

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation - Lecture 1 - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

This is the navigation course lecture portion. There will be two lectures per session, which are required prior to the navigation field trip.

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

 Lecture 1: Tuesday May 8, 2018

Lecture 2: Thursday May 10, 2018

Lectures are 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center  2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403 

Please read: Compass Requirements.


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required compass:

You will need a Mountaineers approved compass. Please read this prior to purchasing a compass: Compass Requirements

Students need a compass with a screw type adjustable declination. Tool-less / key-less models will bring you nothing but grief.

Every student must have their own compass; sharing won't work in our class structure.

Workshop materials:

  • A Mountaineers approved compass.
  • A Textbook:
    Wilderness Navigation, Burns & Burns (eBooks are acceptable!)
    - or - 
    Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
    (Actually read the book prior to attending the workshop.)
  • Complete the Pre-workshop Assignment prior to the first lecture (link is in Navigation Course Manual).
  • Sharp pencil.
  • (optional) Paper to take notes with.
  • (optional) Ruler.
  • Map will be provided to students at the workshop,USGS Chikamin Peak. Yours to keep!
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