The Australian Alps offer some spectacular routes for day hiking and trail running. Get out there and have fun, but beware, this remote and rugged environment demands respect. Here is a list of some key items of gear to consider for survival in the Alps.
From being lost with Google Maps to finding her way with a map and compass, Jean from the We Are Explorers crew tells about her experience on our Essentials of Navigation course.
Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you know roughly where you are on the map, but just can’t pinpoint your location? Here’s how to work out your position by triangulation, or resection, using a map and compass.
You can see where you are on the map and you know where you want to go. But you still don't know which direction to actually start walking! Here's how to use a compass to find your way.
Your mobile phone may be awesome if you want to avoid the current traffic, take the fastest route by car, or to check in with your mates at the local café. It can be near on useless, however, if you’re planning a route through remote wilderness over rugged terrain by foot.