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Beautiful Landscape

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Advanced Navigation


2 Days


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Group Size

Up to 8 People - Larger groups welcome, but please enquire

Minimum Age

16 years old

What's Included

Expert tuition by experienced international expedition leaders, Use of required navigation equipment, Complimentary refreshments, 10% discount on future course bookings

Previous Experience Required

Significant experience required


Course Overview

Elevate your navigation mastery with our two-day Advanced Navigation Course, designed for seasoned adventurers seeking to conquer challenging terrain and diverse conditions across the UK. This immersive experience refines your ability to interpret intricate terrain, navigate using subtle features, and confidently plan routes through remote landscapes.

Through expert instruction and practical exercises, you'll master advanced compass techniques, hone your decision-making skills in challenging conditions, and learn to navigate in low visibility, even under the cover of darkness.

This demanding course pushes your boundaries, cultivating a deep understanding of the landscape and fostering self-reliance in the wilderness. By the end, you'll be equipped to navigate confidently anywhere, from remote mountain ranges to dense woodland, in both day and night conditions.


Learn advanced techniques to navigate challenging terrain and diverse conditions.

Develop strategies for navigating in poor weather and even under the cover of darkness.

Build confidence and resilience as you navigate through remote and untamed landscapes.

Course Outcomes

  • Apply advanced navigation techniques learned in previous courses.

  • Confidently navigate using subtle terrain features and contours.

  • Accurately follow routes, judge distances, and maintain precise map contact.

  • Utilize back bearings and transits to pinpoint your location.

  • Employ aspect of slope as an aid for relocation.

  • Strategically choose the most appropriate navigation techniques for varying conditions.

  • Navigate confidently in challenging environments, including low visibility and darkness.

  • Plan safe and efficient routes, considering terrain, hazards, and time constraints.

  • Adapt your route in response to changing conditions or unforeseen challenges.

  • Execute emergency procedures and utilize escape routes when necessary.

  • Quickly identify and rectify navigational errors.

  • Select appropriate gear, clothing, and first aid for all conditions.

  • Understand the physical demands of the terrain and the impact of weather on decision-making.

  • Recognize the effects of fatigue, discomfort, and extreme temperatures on navigation.

  • When does the course start and finish?
    Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:00. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.
  • What's the minimum/maximum age for participation?
    Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses. We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!
  • Does the course price include food and drink?
    Almost all courses begin and end at our initial meeting place, which is usually a car park. Here your instructor will be able to provide a quick brew and a snack whilst chatting about the days activity. We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There are often local cafes within a short drive of our locations (but not always!) that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks.
  • How do I book?
    All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a booking, simply follow our online booking link below, or get in touch to discuss any specific requirements or changes you might have in mind.
  • Are there any pre-requisites?
    Some indoor or outdoor rock climbing experience would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Go Bespoke: Your Adventure, Your Way

At Crux Outdoors, we understand that every adventurer is unique. If our standard courses are close to what you're looking for but you have specific goals or preferences, we're here to make it happen. We pride ourselves on creating truly bespoke experiences, tailoring each course to your individual needs and aspirations. Whether you want to focus on specific skills, explore a particular region, or customize the duration of your adventure, simply click the button below to get in touch. Our expert team will work closely with you to craft a personalised itinerary that exceeds your expectations.

Questions? Let's Chat!

Our team of expert instructors is ready to answer any questions you have about our skills courses. Whether you're curious about the specifics of a certain course, need help choosing the right one for you, or have any other queries, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and helping you develop your outdoor skills to the fullest.

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