Navigation Weekend 2-3 March 2019



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The MountainSphere navigation weekend is a 2 day educational bushwalk that provides clients with practical training on the skills of navigation off the beaten track by map and compass. Expert tuition in map reading and use of a compass is provided, and participants immediately put these skills in practise to find a route and navigate to a beautiful campsite hidden in the heart of a sandstone wilderness. Apart from the educational aspects, the navigation weekend is an excellent opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore a beautiful wilderness area in a small group expedition with people who are there for the same reasons you are.

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Here are some photos from the navigation weekend held on 2-3 March 2019.

On the first day we navigate to our lunch spot and our first panoramic views. This is a great opportunity to use learn new skills of identifying surrounding peaks using the map and compass.

The map and compass are used to identify distant objects like the cliffs and ravines in the background of this photo.

Scrutinizing the map.

All this is done while having our lunch.



By mid afternoon we had reached this enormous cavern. Often we camp here, but on this occasion the mood of the group was to continue on to a more remote campsite.
The navigators had by now found their way to this amazing swampy crater.

This swampy crater is one of the main navigational objectives of this weekend.

After a long walk on a bearing we eventually arrive at a more remote campsite, an incredible cavern tucked away and hard to find.

The problem then comes to what direction do you have to walk to return to civilization on the following day?
Breakfast and packing up in the morning.
Not to be ignored is the fantastic botany that we walk amongst on our walk out.
The navigators take a bearing to find a spur leading to a river crossing point. We stop frequently to ensure we are on track.



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