Sat, 25 Mar|
Fox Tor Cafe
NNAS Gold Award Course
The Gold NNAS training and assessment builds on the skills learnt in Bronze and Silver NNAS. Gold NNAS advances to skills for dealing with and identifying complex contour features, advance navigation skills to walk to small subtle contour features.
Session Time & Location
25 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 26 Mar 2023, 16:00
Fox Tor Cafe, 2 Two Bridges Rd, Princetown, Yelverton PL20 6QS, UK
About the event
The Gold NNAS training and assessment builds on the skills learnt in Bronze and Silver NNAS. Gold NNAS advances to skills for dealing with and identifying complex contour features, advance navigation skills to walk to small subtle contour features and quickly identifying and resolving errors
- Confident use of the skills detailed in Bronze and Silver NNAS in open countryside, forests and hills.
- To use contours, identify landforms and utilise them as the prime method of navigation.
- Use land features as handrails and contour features for micro navigation.
- Accurately; Follow a route, judge distance, check progress against time, use relevant compass skills and maintain continuous map contact.
- Use slope aspect as a method of relocation.
- Navigate intricate terrain in reduced visibility.
- Planning routes ahead in relation to prevailing conditions and re-plan as necessary.
- Shortening routes, escape routes and emergency procedures.
- Understand the effects of cold, heat, fatigue, physical discomfort and poor weather on decision making.
Outcomes of The Course
- To be able to independently plan and carry out a safe, efficient and effective walk in complex areas.
- To have an solid understanding of advanced compass skills and poor visibility navigation skills.
- To have an understanding of the environment, poor weather, potential hazards, fatigue and the physical demands of terrain. Understand how these effect navigation and decision making and be able to re-plan routes if necessary.
- To know how to respond to any hazards you may encounter and what to do in an emergency, including escape routes.
- To have the skills to quickly identify error and relocate yourself efficiently in all visibility conditions.
- Most importantly, to be confident to enjoy getting out in remote areas independently.
Walking experience required and a good understanding of the skills outlined in Bronze and Silver NNAS.
Candidates should have attended one of the following courses: Silver NNAS, Mountain Leader Training or Hill & Moorland Leader Training.
A general level of fitness is required for a days walking in open moorland.
For more information plesse see our NNAS Courses page.
Bespoke courses can also be arranged with your own instructor on dates to suit.
This course will be run by a qualified Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor who is also a National Navigation Award Scheme approved provider.
Here is a precise what3words address and a Google Maps link to where your instructor will meet you on each day.