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  • How to navigate in a whiteout

    How to navigate in a whiteout

    18th February 2016

    A whiteout can be hugely disorientating, but following a few simple measures can minimise risk explains Lyle Brotherton, advanced navigation instructor to mountain rescue teams and special forces Everyone is aware that shorter daylight hours and the chance of significantly…

  • How to navigate in bad weather

    How to navigate in bad weather

    18th February 2016

    Advanced navigation instructor Lyle Brotherton demonstrates the best techniques for navigating in bad weather

  • How to use the sun to navigate

    How to use the sun to navigate

    18th February 2016

    Advanced navigation expert Lyle Brotherton explains surprisingly simple techniques using the sun and moon to hold a bearing, and use the sun to determine direction Celestial navigation was the first comprehensive direction-finding system, used as long ago as 1200BC by…

  • Celestial navigation: how to navigate by the stars

    Celestial navigation: how to navigate by the stars

    18th February 2016

    Advanced navigation expert Lyle Brotherton examines how to use the stars and their constellations to navigate at night Constellations in the northern hemisphere Firstly, we need to be aware that the North Star, or Polaris, is unique in the night…

  • How to read a compass

    How to read a compass

    18th February 2016

    How to read a compass – because everyone needs a reminder! Learning how to use a compass is an important outdoor skill; not just for walkers, but cyclists and runners too. It’s good to take a compass with you, but…