Navigation and Mountain Safety


Organizer: George Fisher

Name: George Fisher

Phone: 017687 72178




2 Borrowdale Road
CA12 5DA

Price Notes




Join George Fisher staff member, Paul, a qualified Mountain Leader and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team member for a taster session on navigation and mountain safety.

The aim is to boost your personal confidence in using a map and compass to:

navigate safely (including in poor visibility / mist) and to relocate if lost
give your location to mountain rescue if you or your party are injured
plan a route suitable for the weather conditions, including escape routes
understand how a smartphone can help and when a GPS is more useful
(This is not a GPS training course, though, this is 'navigation without batteries').

Cost: £20 per person, which will be donated in full to Keswick MRT

Duration: half-day (9 am to 1 pm)

Location: start from the George Fisher store

Numbers: 6 per session (min 4) Please book in advance.

Level of fitness: average hill-walking (expect to cover approx. 5 miles / 8 Km)

Experience: suitable for a full range of abilities, from complete beginners to more advanced

Clothing: please come prepared for the outdoors (boots, waterproofs, snack, drinks, hat and gloves, etc).

Equipment: maps and compasses provided (so that you can try different ones to see which you prefer)

Other prerequisites: none. (We reserve the right to exclude anyone for reasons of safety)

Exclusions: No upper age limit, children under 18 are welcome with their parent or guardian

Go further: We may run GPS-specific sessions if there’s enough interest. You can always call in-store or contact us with any queries – we’re happy to help. GPS Training also offer a range of courses.

If there’s enough interest, we may run longer, more advanced, or bespoke navigation sessions in future, too. We thoroughly recommend the full range of courses offered by More Than Mountains.

We may have other sessions running if you can't make this one. Please check our events page. 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
10/05/2019 10/05/2019 9am - 1pm
21/06/2019 21/06/2019 9am - 1pm
26/07/2019 26/07/2019 9am - 1pm