French Alps Two-Day Intermediate Navigation Course: NNAS Silver Award

A two-day intermediate navigation course in the French Alps to improve skills and confidence beyond the paths.

2 days
€150 to 160

Join us on this French Alps Two-Day Intermediate Navigation Course

Improve your navigation over two days in the spectacular surroundings of the French Alps, and gain an NNAS accredited Silver Navigator Award.

Building on the content of the Bronze course, we will introduce more advanced map and compass skills in simple steps. At each stage, the aim is to demystify the process of map reading.

The course covers contour interpretation, advanced compass techniques, using the map in poor visibility and navigating away from marked paths. On the theory side, we will cover route-planning, timings, safety in the mountains and relevant legislation.

At the end of the course, you will be confident using a range of maps in moderately complex terrain. You will have the ability to navigate safely both on and off marked footpaths.

We have courses scheduled in Chamonix this summer, and run them elsewhere in the French Alps on request.

Price Includes

  • Two days' tuition with a UIMLA certified International Mountain Leader
  • NNAS registration and certificate (subject to passing the course)

Price Excludes

  1. Food, accomodation and transport
  2. Insurance

What to expect

French Alps Two-Day Intermediate Navigation Course: Itinerary

Day One
Meet the rest of the group for an introduction and ice-breaker exercise over coffee. We then head out for a short walk close to the resort to start your two-day intermediate navigation course in the stunning French Alps. First w we introduce some more advanced navigation techniques and then after a lunch break we head into the hills for some map, compass and contour exercises. An evening session covering essential theory provides an opportunity to socialise with the group over a drink.

Day Two
We will spend the morning in a longer walk, venturing into the mountains. Over a series of navigation legs, you will learn and practice new skills. The afternoon is assessment time, with a chance to test your new knowledge over a circular walk with the group.


French Alps Two-Day Intermediate Navigation Course: NNAS Silver Award: From €150 to €160 for 2 days

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€150 to €160 2 days
Company Name:
White Marmotte
From €150

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