Guided Day Hike & Navigation Skills by the Mythen
With today’s technology, it has become so easy to spend time in the mountains without any navigation skills. All the apps and modern tools that now exist are amazing and it would be a shame not to use them, however, it’s also really important to be able to be in the mountains without them.
During this day hike by the famous Mythen, the focus will be on learning or getting a refresher about how to use basic navigation tools: map, compass, features around us…
What’s the plan?
We will meet at 09.00 at Brunni SZ, Rest. Brunni bus stop. The focus of the day will be to improve your navigation skills. For that, the day will be split into stages, alternating walking times and various activities.
Stage 1: Introduction of the navigation tools
Learn to read the map with its main features and legend, plan our itinerary, understand the compass.
Stage 2: Where am I?
Locate yourself on the map using features around you.
Stage 3: What is around me?
Knowing where you are on the map, identify the summits and other features around you using your map and compass. Learn to read your surrounding landscape.
Stage 4: Find your way without visibility
Using our compass and azimuth bearings, we will play some games to practice having to move on a terrain without any visibility (snow, fog…).
- T3 hike
- 630m ascent/ 630m descent
How to get there?
If you are traveling by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
- Zürich HB 07:43 – 08:52 Brunni SZ, Rest. Brunni (via Wädenswil and Einsiedeln)
- Brunni SZ, Rest. Brunni 16:01 – 17:17 Zürich HB (via Einsiedeln and Wädenswil) – depending on what time we finish
- Hiking boots
- Pen, pencil or highlighter
- Small backpack with waterproof cover
- Quick-dry t-shirt
- Down jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Hiking trousers
- Waterproof over trousers
- Warm hat
- Packed lunch
Nice to have:
- Hiking poles
- Sunscreen and lip protector
- Compass if you have your own
- Thermal bottle with tea
The price for this event is CHF 75.
What does the price include?
- 1-day hike with a mountain leader
- Exercises around navigation, map, and compass reading to improve your navigation skills
- Navigation tools for the day: printed A3 maps of the area, compass
What does the price NOT include?
- Transport to/from Brunni
- Packed lunch
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 8
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