It was a weekend of different weathers in the Peak District as seven amateur navigators signed up to improve their map and compass skills with MountainXperience.
On Saturday morning we met in the sunshine at the fabulous Penny Pot Cafe in Edale where the group enjoyed breakfast. The objective for the weekend was to complete the Silver NNAS Navigator Award. Six of the group had already completed their Bronze award with us so it was great to see them back again.
We’re often asked by clients coming on our popular National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) and Mountain Training courses which is the best compass for navigating in the hills. We always have the same answer; the Expedition 4 compass from Swedish navigation experts Silva.
So what makes this compass different from something you could buy for less on Amazon? Well there’s the manufacturer’s history (the men behind Silva actually invented the liquid filled compass back in 1933). It’s been the most popular selling compass for decades and it’s recommended by the DofE for their young people on expedition.