Out today in the Pentlands with a group of seven on the second day of a two day navigation course. Today we were looking at distance estimation using timing and pacing and putting this together with the skills from the previous session. Additionally, we looked at some navigation strategies and relocation when you’re “temporarily unsure of your position” i.e. lost.
Fresh snow falling on an Easterly wind on and off through the day above about 250m. No significant old snow. Slippy underfoot with fresh snow sitting on wet grass. Some turf still frozen above about 450m. Some ice on paths lower down early in the day.