Wilderness Navigation/Orienteering

sharing the past


protecting the future

Event Details


Would you like to travel away from the crowds and to venture to remote peaks? Have you looked at a map and couldn’t quite figure out how to get there, or didn’t want to get lost on the trip in or out? The Backcountry Navigation day will show you a variety of ways to navigate off trail in the backcountry. Join this course to learn how to use a GPS and follow tracks, learn how to use a map and compass effectively, learn triangulation and several other methods of navigating. We will show you how to familiarize yourself with terrain so you can know where you are at all times.


Event Details

As a requirement of participation with Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School, you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to the beginning of the activity.

Virtual training

Guide:guest ratio
1 : 12

1 day

Gear required*

  • Magnetic Compass
  • Pencil and Notebook
  • Hiking or Athletic Clothing (cotton non-recommended)
  • Baselayers
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • 30-40L backpack - 2L of water (minimum)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunsecreen
  • Hiking Boots
  • Camera

Fitness requirement

The field portion of this course will occur in the local Fraser Valley backcountry.


  • Morning: Learn skills and techniques.
  • Afternoon: consolidate and apply knowledge.



*It is the clients responsibility to secure equipment prior to the course or trip. If renting through Mt. Waddington Outdoors, you will receive a discount code for online rentals. Please allow adequate time to acquire your rental gear, specifically if shipment is required.

Venue: Fraser Valley



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