Did you know that each year Search& Rescue groups in BC respond to more than 1,900 incidents involving over 2,100 lost or injured persons? (BCSARA Stats). Exploring the backcountry has become increasingly popular over the years as information and access become easily available. Being outside in nature is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the solitude and peace of the backcountry.
Open your eyes and mind to the exciting world of digital navigation. Modern technology has put GPS and mapping power in the palm of your hand.
This course will teach you how to use modern tools to optimize your backcountry trips and expeditions. In addition, with so many options for apps available, this course will help you decide what programs you prefer.
This course is based in Nelson, BC, and is a 6-hour in-person classroom session followed by a 1 hour field session.