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Hill Navigation & Hill Fit Days For Beginners - April 2017
Sat, 8 Apr 2017, 09:00 – Sun, 9 Apr 2017, 16:00 BST
This course can be booked as individual events as stand alone days or as a bundle ticket for the whole weekend. Please select the relevant ticket for the day or days you wish to participate in upon booking.
A practical day of hill navigation training delivered by our experienced former Special Forces DS Team. This informative day will allow you to learn crucial map reading and navigation skills. Its practical nature will also give you the oportunity to practise your navigational competence to enable you to feel confident about planning and following a route on the hills.
For those who are taking part in our Point to Point event as part of Loadstone Aptitude or as a standalone event, we would recommend this day as a way of assessing your ability and identify areas to improve upon ahead of the day. This will also satisfy the prerequisite for this and other navigation-led events.
The day is aimed at those with entry or intermediate levels of map reading.
Get training guidance and pratical advice to improve your hill fitness and performance on this hill fit day. The day offers an introduction to hill fitness and tabbing. Train with our experienced DS Team to enable you to learn how to push yourself and up your game ahead of one of our events or to generally improve your hill fitness. You will complete a selected route as a group and be given vital information with regards to equipment selection and maintenence, foot care and general guidance to improve your training through knowledge and experience provided by former UK Special Forces.
The army call this 'Tabbing' where as the Royal Marines call it Yomping. The word TAB actually comes from the phrase 'Tactical Advance to Battle' describing the method in which soldiers would travel on foot into battle with all their equipment to eat, sleep and fight.
Tabbing is very unique as it is a combination of muscle and cardiovascular endurance, burning far more calories than running alone and stimulating more muscle tone than a typical gym session. It also uses the largest muscles in the body, giving a higher calorific output.
The day will include practical tips for when you're out on the hills in order to enhance your fitness and endurance. It will also deliver a series of essential 'Know How' skills, hints and tips related to hill fitness.
This day is perfect for those who are participating in our events or wanting to increase their general fitness and know how or simply just want to try something new and gain tuition from the best in the business.
Please note: There will be Intermediate - Advanced Navigation & Hill Fit Bundles available shortly.