Wilderness Navigation

This past weekend I took three students on a field trip to practice skills we had learned in evening classroom sessions the week prior as part of the MWV Career & Technical Center Adult Education Program. This comprehensive 8 hour course goes far beyond a basic map & compass skills clinic. Classroom sessions cover such … Continue reading Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation

Today I finished a Wilderness Navigation Course I ran for the MWV Career and Technical Center adult education series. This was the first time I've run this 8 hour course as a multi-day course by having two 2 hour evening classroom sessions followed by a 4 hour field session. Despite a slight scheduling conflict within … Continue reading Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation Course

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of spending two days with Robert, a professor at UCONN and longtime outdoors-man. Robert came up to Northeast Mountaineering to brush up on his wilderness navigation skills. We spent Monday morning at the Bunkhouse reviewing and adding to our collective "improvised" navigation skill set before simplifying our map and … Continue reading Wilderness Navigation Course

Suunto MC-2 Compass Review

After finishing another Wilderness Navigation Course today for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Pinkham Notch I decided it was finally time I post a review on the one piece of equipment I have carried in the mountains for over two decades. My compass, the Sunnto MC-2. Buy on Backcountry   Buy from EMS   Buy on … Continue reading Suunto MC-2 Compass Review

Wilderness Navigation Course (8/20/16)

This past Saturday I led an 8 hour Wilderness Navigation Course for EMS Schools North Conway. A few guides from a NYC outdoor adventure company and mountain enthusiasts from around New England met at 8:30am for some classroom discussion and exercises before we traveled to a field location to practice our newly acquired skills. This … Continue reading Wilderness Navigation Course (8/20/16)

Geo-spatial PDF’s, CalTopo, and pre-winter training!

My head is still spinning from some of the info I've been able to pick up this past weekend. It all started Saturday morning with Marc Chauvin's, of Chauvin Guides, informative presentation on creating geo-spatial PDF's that can be uploaded into a smartphone GPS app to supplement your outdoor navigation capabilities. This somewhat esoteric topic is … Continue reading Geo-spatial PDF’s, CalTopo, and pre-winter training!

Land Navigation Course 10-27-2012

When the leaves start to fall the guiding season winds down... until the snow flies! I've had plenty of time to hike with my son Alex, and have enjoyed sharing his adventures on my other blog, www.adventurewithalex.com. Many months ago at a Flatbread Fundraiser I offered my Land Navigation Course as an auction item to … Continue reading Land Navigation Course 10-27-2012

Land Navigation Course for the AMC

I've partnered with the AMC this summer to offer my 8-hour Land Navigation Workshop through their Highland Center and Pinkham Notch locations. The Appalachian Mountain Club is such a historically rich and diverse organization with such a wide range of outdoor educational programs it really is an honor to get to work with them. I … Continue reading Land Navigation Course for the AMC