Braemar Mountain Festival

"So you think you can navigate" Challenge

Sun 04th Mar 2018

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 22nd Jan

This session will be suitable for those with a basic prior understanding of navigation using map and compass, and moderate levels of fitness to tackle steep and rough terrain. Take part on your own or as a group.

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Nearest town: Braemar, Scotland

Pre Event Info

Participants will be provided with a specially prepared, pre-marked waterproof orienteering map (1:10,000 scale) showing the location of control points in the forest and on the open hill. The challenge will use some more exposed areas of hill-side than the previous two sessions, potentially taking participants as high as 650m. Understanding of basic contour information and compass work will be useful to help locate control points and navigate successfully round the course in a pre-defined order. The activity will use the Emit electronic system for timing / registering visits to control points. No special equipment is required other than sturdy shoes for walking or trail running / fell shoes with good grip, and clothing and waterproofs appropriate to the weather conditions on the day. Bring your own compass if you have one or borrow one on the day. Take part on your own or as a group.

Directions / Parking

Parking available by Castleton Hall and in main village car park

Registration & Start Times

All sessions meet at Castleton Hall at any time between 1:30 and 2:30 pm. All necessary basic instruction will be given before you will be free to start at any time between 2:00 and 3:00pm. You should allow around 1 hour 30’ for the Sunday session. Courses will close by 5:00pm.

Entry Details

Please pre-enter for this event through the Braemar Mountain Festival website. Only limited entry on the day will be available.

Fees: £3 under 18s, £5 individual, max £10 per family with all profit to Braemar Mountain Rescue

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Sarah Dunn

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Timing will be by EMIT brikke

Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.


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