If you’ve got your sights set on a long ultra: the Montane Spine, Marmot Dark Mountains, Montane Cheviot Goat or the Lakeland 100 – sound night navigation skills are essential. Our night navigation is designed to give you the expertise you’ll need to stay on course with confidence after dark. We’ll be working with real race maps, but the techniques you’ll learn will be just as useful if you get caught out in the mountains on a regular day and need to return to the valley floor swiftly and safely in low visibility conditions. Gain confidence in your ability; dispel the common myths around night navigation and equip yourself with vital insights to help keep yourself and your companions safe in the mountains.
Anyone with their sights set on a self-navigated ultra or a long day in the hills will benefit from the course. Don’t worry about previous navigational experience or confidence: we will teach to your level.
Come on your own, or bring your friends: discounts are available for teaching groups of 2 – 10. See our Price List for full details.
Max group size: 5. If you have a larger group, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Night navigation courses run for 6 – 8 hours from October to March only, starting in daylight and running through dusk and into the night. The start time will vary according to time of year.
Please be aware we might be moving at slow speeds at some points during the day: please account for this in your clothing selection. Check the weather forecast in advance of the course and come prepared.
Learn to use Trail Running Poles for walking and running in Ultra Race's and Challenges. In this course we will teach you the basics, go through some drills and then put in to practice what we have learnt. We'll supply Leki poles, so don't worry if you don't have any.
A 2hr theory session based around fundamental navigation skills for ultra and trail running, with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner. In association with 'The Nav Guy'
An online 2 hour theory session based around mountain navigation for events such as the OMM or Open Fell events with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner. In association with 'The Nav Guy'
Let Mountain Run's seasoned skyrunning instructors help you to gain the skills necessary to take on your first skyrace or develop your skill further to excel in the skyraces you have booked this season.