Advanced Navigation


Mountain Addiction staff are highly experienced at delivering military navigation training to leaders in the infantry, some of whom have gone on to pass selection for the SAS. Imagine navigating at night in pouring rain on featureless terrain without the luxury of using a head torch to see where you are going. Our Advanced Navigation course delivers the same skills but in a relaxed and progressive environment (and we'll let you use a head torch!), come along and develop your confidence for all conditions.

Price - £135 per person

Duration - 2 days

Dates - Scheduled courses are shown below, additional courses can be arranged for groups of 3 or more.

Location - Brecon Beacons


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I’ve just come back from a superb advanced navigation course in the Brecon Beacons led by Lachlan. I cannot recommend the course, or Lachlan highly enough. He expertly structured the weekend from route planning, to accurately measuring distance, using the compass and supporting route finding with altimeter and GPS. He showed us how to accurately navigate at night through a careful application of these techniques and finally to try and visualise the route from the map.

Lachlan has huge experience, a relaxed manner, and is very good company. If you want to take your skills to the next level and have a great weekend in the process this is your course!
— David Price - Oct 17


The course requires a pre-course skill level of the Mountain Skills course/Silver NNAS (or equivalent) for it to be beneficial, this is a bespoke course to Mountain Addiction and if you are unsure if it will be of benefit to you then please get in touch.

Some of the skills covered are:

  • Contour recognition

  • Night and poor visibility navigation

  • Advanced use of compass bearings

  • Pacing and timing

  • Detailed route planning

  • Use of an altimeter, GPS and other navigation technology

  • Relocation techniques

Prior Experience and Fitness - The course will involve two full days of walking in the mountains (6-8hrs day one, 5-6 hrs day two) so you need to be physically fit and healthy, personal navigation experience at equivalent of Mountain Skills course/Silver NNAS level is also required, if you're unsure then please get in touch.

What is included? - All instruction and learning resources, all group safety equipment, use of maps, compasses, altimeter GPS and other navigation technology.

What is not included? - Personal clothing and equipment, accommodation, transport, feeding or guarantees for the weather!

One Day Navigation Courses

You can learn a lot in a day! We offer one day navigation introductions, refreshers and development days bespoke to your needs. We use the same syllabus as the NNAS courses as the basis for what we teach and tailor the learning outcomes to suit your current ability and aspirations. The courses are practical with as much learning crammed into the day as possible, we can also run this in conjunction the night navigation course if desired.


£80 per person with a minimum booking of 3.


Bristol Area and the Brecon Beacons. Further afield for larger group bookings.


Approx 8 hours


Please enquire with your requirements.

Night Navigation Courses

Our night navigation courses are a 1 day workshop designed to develop your navigation skills for limited visibility. You can learn the techniques needed for when the fog comes in or night descends giving you the reassurance that you can navigate whatever the conditions. The course is starts in the day time to establish the techniques and as night descends the skills can be practiced in the very real situation of limited visibility.

Our instructors are serving or ex-military and are well practiced at navigating across all kinds of terrain at night without even using a head torch! As experienced instructors who have trained some elite soldiers in the British Army you can be assured of an excellent level to training but in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, and we'll let you use a head torch!

Duration - Approx 8 hrs

Locations - Brecon Beacons and other locations on request

Cost - £80 per person

Dates - On request for groups of 3 or more.