Aim: To be able to plan and follow routes in forest, open countryside, hill & mountain environments.
The Gold NNAS Training & Assessment Course 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.
You can undertake this course if you have gained the NNAS Silver Award or have attended Hill & Moorland or Mountain Leader Training.
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.
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