Poor navigation skills or even worse, no navigation skills at all, remain one of the leading causes for the deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams so, if you wish to avoid the embarrassment of being led off the hill, simply because you were ‘temporarily misplaced’, the answer is simple........learn to navigate or prepare to become ‘lost’!
GNS offers you the opportunity to learn how to navigate from basic techniques to more advanced levels. We provide you with good quality waterproof Ordnance Survey and Harvey maps and good quality Silva compasses for the duration of your course. With a ratio of one instructor to four clients you are guaranteed personal tuition of a high standard. We also provide transportation to and from the risk assessed training areas above Glossop.
GNS is based at the Commercial Inn, Manor Park Road, Glossop. The self-contained office boasts a themed teaching room for indoor theory sessions where the course syllabus and learning outcomes are covered, followed by a grounding in land navigation. Here you will be welcomed and provided with writing materials and your own Course Notes package to take away. Tea and coffee and a selection of good old fashioned biscuits is on hand during the theory sessions. The remainder of each day is spent on the hills above Glossop, putting theory into practice in a real environment with your tutor in an atmosphere that is motivating and will encourage clients to remain both focused and enthusiastic.
GNS is proud to have retained its position as one the UK’s Registered Course Providers, under the auspices of the National Navigation Award Scheme. We are able to provide such courses at Bronze, Silver and Gold Award standard. The Course Director William Westhead, is an approved Assessor at each level.
Course Director William Westhead, is a Full Member of the Mountain Training Association, an Individual Member of Climb Britain (formerly the British Mountaineering Council) and an Individual Member of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (soon to rebranded Mountaineering Scotland).