Orientation and navigation course for hiking around Annecy

You want: to know how to read an IGN map, to know how to use your compass, to communicate your geographical coordinates in case of emergency, to make the link between the map and the terrain, in order to become autonomous during your hikes, this course is made for you!
2 days
Next training : October 26, 2020
PRICE PER PERSON FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 PARTICIPANTS2 daysInformation at +33 623 436 355
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Pedagogical objectives

Acquire basic knowledge of cartography and orientation/navigation to be autonomous during field trips

  • Learn to read an IGN map
  • Learn how to use your compass, altimeter
  •  Plan and organize an itinerary

Day 1: Mapping and orientation

Meet at the cross-country ski centre on the plateau des Glières at 9am. Presentation of the training.

We will address the fundamentals of mapping and orientation through theoretical exercises and practical applications in the field.

End of the day around 5pm.

Day 2: Progress and navigation

Meet at the cross-country ski centre on the plateau des Glières at 9am.

We leave this day for a day hike. This will allow us to discuss planning and navigation concepts. The hike (of moderate difficulty, maximum 700m of altitude difference for a maximum of 6 hours of walking) will also be an opportunity to test the knowledge acquired on the first day.

End of the internship around 5pm.

The theory and most of the course will take place outside (depending on the weather conditions, we may have to take shelter in a cottage on the plateau to discuss the theoretical part of the course).

Walking times are calculated from an average speed defined in the hiking difficulty levels sheet. These are indicative times that do not include breaks. The location of the course may be slightly modified for security reasons (weather, level of participants) or for organisational reasons (availability of accommodation).

The stay can be organized on other dates in privatization. Please contact us directly for a personalized estimate.

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Good to know about the training
Orientation and navigation course for hiking around Annecy

The price include
- Supervision by a qualified mountain guide.
- Educational material (map, beacons, etc.).
The price does not include
- Picnics on days 1 and 2.
- Orientation equipment (compass, scaler, altimeter, etc.)
- Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
- Anything not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Schedule and meeting place
Two days.
The course will take place on the plateau des Glières (about 45min drive from Annecy).
Required level
Day 1: Occasional walker: A maximum of 400m of altitude difference for 2 to 4 hours of walking. Orienteering race on various terrains (trail and off-trail) with low slopes.
Day 2: Occasional walker: Difficult hike accessible to anyone in good physical condition. 400 m to 700 m of altitude difference and 4 to 6 hours of walking on average per day. Wearing a lightweight backpack for the day. Hiking on comfortable mountain trails without technical difficulties. Ideal route for discovering hiking over several days. A little hiking experience is desirable.
Participant’s personal equipment
- Hiking equipment (see attached list).
- Orientation equipment:
o Your compass (If you need to buy a compass, I invite you to contact me for advice. Not all compasses are equal!)
o An altimeter if you have one.
o A scaler if you have one.
o A ruler, a pencil and an eraser.
o The IGN 3430 hiking map AND La Clusaz Grand-Bornand if you have it.
o Your GPS if you have one.
o A notebook to take your notes.
For further information, please contact us

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