This 12 hour course is an excellent introduction to basic map and compass navigation and is ideally suited for anyone who works, lives or plays in remote areas. The emphasis is on making decisions with maps and compass for safe travel to your destination in the back country.

The course will combine an introduction in the classroom with an outdoor field session. You must bring a compass, a local area map, notebook, and pen.

We also offer a combination with the Recreational Avalanche Course.

Our instructor is an ACMG Backpacking Guide

  •   Pre-requisites: Intermediate/Advanced Skiing or Boarding Ability
  •   Course cost: $100 CDN



Pacific Alpine Institute