Wednesday 25 March 2009
Day 3 of our winter skills course and we decided to give the legs a rest and exercise our minds. We spent the day round Glenmore Lodge looking at mapsetting, interpreting contours, taking and following bearings, measuring distance, timing and pacing legs with orienteering maps to get lots of practise in. We then headed out into Glenmore Forest to put use our new skills and to apply techniques such as slope aspect identification and aiming off. Finally we switched up to 1:50000 maps and looked at relocating and navigated to Lochain Uaine and back to the Centre. Wild looking weather but we have planned a route for tomorrow that should give us plenty of options and let us look at those winter skills we haven't visited in detail yet.