Develop competence at navigating in difficult and trackless terrain
This popular 2½-day course is aimed at getting all participants to be competent at navigating in difficult and trackless terrains. It includes theory, a navigation-training manual to keep, and multiple walks based from the Lodge to really test out your new knowledge and skills.
We will be accessing some of the wilderness areas and potentially navigating through rainforest.
The course begins on the first night and has two full days following, and is particularly suited to a weekend and includes camping or shared Hut accommodation.
Check out the course route video here: Relive ‘Morning hike – Mt Barney NP’
I don’t know if words can truly explain how much of a legend Innes Larkin from Mt Barney Lodge, is. His knowledge about not only navigation, but on hiking, wildlife and the environment, is so impressive. To delve into the mind of Innes for 2 days is such a privilege.
Not only was he knowledgeable, but he expressed everything he knew in such a captivating, story-telling fashion. All you wanted to do was buckle up and enjoy the ride, immersing yourself in what he was teaching you.
You can tell that Innes has truly found his passion and really wants to spread it around. He was really patient when I was getting my grid north and grid bearings mixed up and when I was having a mental blank trying to locate us.
His background in teaching really shines through, but mainly he just cares and wants everyone to learn as much as we can in the 2-day time frame.
Testamonial from We Are Explorers – Sydney 2018
Cost: $250 per person – Includes hut accommodation OR camping fees (*participants only), navigation training manual, personal tuition in a small group setting and practical walks on Saturday and Sunday, any ropes required for walks, all first aid equipment, and public liability insurance.
Requirement for group numbers: 5 – 10 people
Start Time: 5pm on Friday.
Duration of Activity: 1 night + 2 full days
Meeting Place: the Office, Mt Barney lodge
What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, any medication and wear comfortable closed-in shoes. A gear list will be provided.
Fitness Requirement: This is a course that takes you on walks which require a solid fitness level and the ability to carry a day-pack with equipment and personal gear.
Places are limited.
Email us for booking forms: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5544 3233.
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the team, but in particular Innes for the awesome navigation course I attended on the weekend. I learned so much and Innes’ passion and excitement for the mountains is just infectious. I can’t wait to practice and hone my skills. Innes however may have to answer to my husband for my blossoming map addiction. Thanks again, I’ll be back for sure!” (Jo Bailey)