April 20, 2024

Advanced Navigation Exercise

Difficulty Rating:
Introduction To Backcountry Camping
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Adventure Start:
Apr 20, 2024 8:30 AM
Estimated End:
Apr 20, 2024 6:00 PM

Adventure Description

After learning the basics of navigation last week, we’ll be putting our skills to the test with a real world navigation exercise. Under the supervision of Captain Buckingham, you’ll get a set of grid references and will have to navigate using nothing but your new knowledge, a map and a compass.

We’ll be breaking into separate groups, each following a different course as you make your way through dense forest. The exercise takes place in a controlled environment and we’ll have numerous safety measures in place to prevent anyone from actually getting lost. We'll race against each other to complete the course as fast as possible with the winning team getting the pride of knowing they're WU's top navigators.

Finishing up, we'll visit the nearby shores of Georgian Bay for a walk along the beach before returning home to Toronto.

After learning the basics of navigation last week, we’ll be putting our skills to the test with a real world navigation exercise. Under the supervision of Captain Buckingham, you’ll get a set of grid references and will have to navigate using nothing but your new knowledge, a map and a compass. We’re visiting Awenda Provincial Park for this adventure, a lesser known park just under 2hrs away from the city and sat on the shores of Georgian Bay.

Last year's winners

We’ll be breaking into separate groups, each following a different course as you make your way through dense forest. The exercise takes place in a controlled environment and we’ll have numerous safety measures in place to prevent anyone from actually getting lost. We'll race against each other to complete the course as fast as possible with the winning team getting the pride of knowing they're WU's top navigators.

Finishing up, we'll head down to the stunning shores of Georgian Bay for a walk around the beautiful beach before returning home.

A wild Dhiraj in his natural habitat

Self-drivers - please note you'll need to purchase admission to the park ($15.50).

Only those who've also registered for the intro to navigation (or already have decent paper-based navigation skills) will be able to join this adventure.

Itinerary

08:30 - Shuttle leaves from close to Keele Station

10:30 - Arrival at Awenda

10:30-11:30 - Exercise briefing

11:30-14:30 - Navigation Exercise

14:30-15:30 - Debrief and beach visit

18:00 - Anticipated return to Toronto

Rental Gear available

Maps, compasses, radios

Adventure Cost

Event Cost:
$60+HST
Transport Cost:
$50+HST

Legacy Member Cost:

Cancellation Policy

$10 cancellation fee once registered. No refunds once final amount has been charged (typically the week of the adventure).
If you cancel and wish to rejoin, please confirm with us on Discord to ensure that the updated registration has been received.

Members Attending

Carla
Jaime
Raveen
Joseph
Marcelo
Shannon
Kexin
Krishna
Ruben
Bodine
Bahar

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Adventure Cancellations

Raveen
Joseph
Kexin

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