Saturday, 8 November 2008

Mountain House “Intermediate” Navigation Course – Kinder Scout

The group met at Barber Booth car park near Edale for a 9.30am start. Jane, Mike and four students. The aim of the day is to ensure that the students are happy to cross open moorland in poor visibility, feel comfortable on steep ground and are able to locate small objects on the moorland using micro navigation techniques. The group ascended onto the Kinder Scout Plateau by following Crowden Brook. The brook is crossed several times before the final steep ascent by Crowden Tower to where the “edge path” is reached. Using a combination of pacing, timing and following compass bearings, two aircraft wrecks were located successfully.