Altimeter Navigation

Altimeter Navigation

Altimeters are now embedded in all manner of devices and they can be a key aid to effective navigation in the mountains. Our 1-day altimeter navigation courses will allow experienced mountaineers to get the most out of their altimeter enabled devices. These courses are conducted outdoors on the hill and will cover altimeter calibration, weather prediction, contouring and traversing, relocation, slope aspect, hazard avoidance and altimeter limitations. Please note that our altimeter navigation courses involve advanced techniques and are suitable only for those experienced in general mountain navigation.

Course Length

1 Day

Course Price


Course Instructor Ratio


Course Suitability

  • ML aspirants and trainees
  • Those with previous mountain navigation experience

Equipment Provided

  • Maps and compasses

Course Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness

Please Bring

  • Altimeter enabled device (such as altimeter, altimeter watch, phone with altimeter app, GPS)
  • Compass
  • Head torch
  • Packed lunch and drink
  • Walking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Waterproofs

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Course Dates Places
Altimeter Navigation (£80) 25-05-2024 to 25-05-2024 6
Altimeter Navigation (£80) 24-08-2024 to 24-08-2024 6

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I accept that mountaineering activities are hazardous by their very nature. I understand that Snowdonia Climbing staff and instructors employed by them, are appropriately qualified and experienced to run the activities and will at all times proceed in a manner to minimise the risk of injury, and I accept that however unlikely, accidents and injury could occur.

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