Sven from Summit Mountaineering is back with some field tested advice on how to get “unlost” (or avoid getting that way in the first place!). This piece is also featured in the UK Association of Mountaineering Instructor’s magazine. Enjoy!
“Right grid reference, wrong map?!”
A wrist watch altimeter offers a more reliable method of sensing altitude than GPS which can be inaccurate under trees, near cliffs or building and in close proximity to some radios. It also provides a much more useful and quicker method of [re]location when used in conjunction with a traditional map and compass. Continue reading Using an Altimeter in the Mountaineering Environment