Navigation Weekend 19-20 Oct 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 19-20 October 2019. It was a fine and mild spring weekend, but windy on the Saturday with a cool southerly wind change bringing a few light showers. It was a great weekend with a lovely group of people. Everyone enjoyed the walk and the scenery, and gained a lot of new skills in map reading and use of a compass.

Due to the ongoing drought and very dry conditions, we did not light any campfire and conserved the precious natural water supplies that we found en route.

It is a great area to learn navigation with a variety of landforms and activities. All participants had a great time.

After learning the principles of navigation at Bell, we head into the bush and put it all into practise for the first time.



Waratahs are out.

A group photo on a very windy ridge.

Using the compass to identify a distant peak.


Checking the map and comparing notes.

Crossing the river.
More navigation practise.
We camped under this sheltered cavern out of the wind. Another group is camped at the far end of the cavern.
Heading to the cliff tops for the late afternoon views.
Some used a rope to get back down.
Climbing out of the cavern on the Sunday morning.
A perfect day with fantastic views.



This web page created on 20 Oct 2019, last updated 21 Oct 2019.

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