Outdoor Skills

Wilderness Navigation
David Lottmann, Northeast Alpine Start

This comprehensive course goes far beyond a basic map and compass skills clinic. The classroom session will cover topics such as "Survival/Improvised Navigation", reading topographic maps, understanding the many uses of a compass, triangulation, magnetic declination, with emphasis on practical real life use! For the second session, we will head into the field on a moderate hike to practice skills learned in the classroom session. Single point resection, using hand-rails, creating a white-out navigation plan, all with plenty of one-on-one coaching and modeling.

Meets: Thursday
             Saturday
October 24
October 26
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room A158
Field Session
Tuition: $65.00



Creating Recreational Maps with Modern Tools
David Lottmann, Northeast Alpine Start

This course will introduce you to the most cutting edge tools for making highly detailed customized maps for your hiking, biking, climbing, and back-country skiing adventures. Participants will learn how to use free online software to make personalized maps and be able to print them as well as upload them into their smart phones for off-grid use. Further, students will be introduced to a number of other smartphone apps that help with recreating in the mountains. Students will need either an iPhone or Android device and the app "Avenza" to fully partake in the course. Other optional apps will be introduced.

Meets: Tuesday November 5 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room A158
Tuition: $40.00
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