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Navigation in any wilderness environment is a vital skill for survival.

GPS is cool, but a map and compass will always be king! This app will tell you how to use them.

The ability to navigate in the mountains is a vital skill for survival. You may think having a GPS on your phone is all you need, and to an extent it probably is . . . until it gets dark and the battery goes flat!

Mountain Steps UK has its place, and a part of that is to encourage responsibility. That's why we've included these very simple instructions on how to use a map and compass.
 

Among other things, a map and compass can :

  • Keep you on the route
  • Gives a good approximation of time and distance
  • Help you work out where you are
  • Guide you around in thick cloud or even in the dark!
  • Learn to use them well, and then you can really adventure!

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