Description - Navigation by Pete Hawkins
Owning a compass isn't everything. Knowing how and when
to use it is! Contrary to what many walkers think, using
a compass is straight-forward and easy to learn. This
practical guide will help you get the most out of your
map and give you the key skills to using your compass.
It's then down to you. As with any skill, knowledge isn't
enough. Practice will make perfect, and with that will
come the freedom and confidence to enjoy our hills and
mountains. Pete Hawkins is a qualified mountain leader,
freelance journalist and the author of "Map and Compass"
published by Cicerone. He writes the monthly navigation
column for a leading walking magazine. This work provides
information on: why to use a map and a compass; map
essentials - scale, grids, and contours; map symbols and
contours; walking with your map; choosing your compass;
taking a bearing; taking bearings from ground; walking
with your map and compass; route planning; what to do at
night or in bad weather; and, new technology - GPS and
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Author Biography - Pete Hawkins
Pete trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak District National Park's Environmental Centre for an outside job. He took over map and compass training by default and over the years has taught more beginners how to read a map and compass than there are hairs on his head. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, has worked for the BBC as a local radio reporter and leads walking holidays around the world for his own company, Peakland Walking Holidays, and others. Pete is author of Map and Compass also published by Cicerone.
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