4 Peaks Navigation & Leader Training
6 March 2016
Mother’s Day saw the Year 11 4 Peaks team at Dove Stone Reservoir completing a day’s Micro Navigation training in excellent, but challenging, weather conditions. The day consisted of the team of 11 pupils being divided into 3 groups with members taking it in turn to plan, brief and lead their group around the orienteering course using 1:60,000 & 1:50,000 maps.
On arrival at the checkpoint the other members had to work out where they were and give a 6 figure grid reference which was then checked against a GPS for accuracy.
After a short lunch break the team completed some confidence rope work in preparation for their Mountain Skills weekend in Snowdonia over the weekend of the 12 & 13 March 16.
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