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- Navigation for Skiers – Part 3March 19, 2019 - 10:33 am
In the first two parts of this series we looked at different scales of maps and the information that we can get from contour lines. In this part, we’ll take a look at the compass and how to use it. The best type of compass to buy for navigating in the mountains and doing exams is […]
- Navigation for Skiers – Part 2February 26, 2019 - 1:17 pm
In the first part of this series we took a brief look at what the different scales of map mean. In Part 2 we’ll try to understand what contour lines can tell us and how they can help us to find better, safer skiing. Maps are a bird’s-eye view of the world, turned into symbols […]
- Navigation for Skiers – Part 1February 21, 2019 - 11:12 am
One of the ski-touring skills that many people find hardest to acquire is map-work. Being able to use a map to work out where you are, where you’ve been and where you think you’re going next is fundamental to safe travel. The best way to manage avalanche risk is by choosing the right terrain. The […]