Skills necessary for safe and enjoyable wilderness travel
Where am I? How far is it to my destination? Will I be able to find my way back? This book shows you how to use orientation and navigation to answer these most frequently asked questions in wilderness travel. By the time you finish reading this guide, you will have a good handle on the tools of navigation and the proven techniques of top-notch navigators, who have acquired their skills through years of roaming—and being lost in—the wilderness. You will have the basic knowledge to head into the wilds, work out the way to your destination, and, most importantly, find your way home.
-Bob and Mike Burns
About the Author
Bob Burns has been teaching map and compass skills since the late 1970s for outdoor education programs, search and rescue groups, and public schools. He is a co-author of the Navigation chapter in the seminal Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 8th Ed., after having been the chapter author for its 4th through 7th editions. He has also co-written articles on the use of GPS in wilderness travel and on leave-no-trace wilderness practices. He is a co-author of Wilderness GPS. Bob lives in Seattle, Washington.
Mike Burns is climber, skier, long-distance hiker, filmmaker, and outdoor consultant, who has climbed in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Nepal, Pakistan, and India, including a first ascent in the Himalaya. He has been an instructor and lecturer on the technical aspects of climbing, including navigation and GPS usage. He has written numerous articles for The Mountaineer and Climbing magazines and is a co-author of Wilderness GPS. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS, 3rd Edition (Paperback), Mountaineers Books
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