Clinic 03-SUN: Suunto® Navigation (Sunday)


Learn all about skilled navigation and orienteering in the mountains. Clinic topics include:

  • How to plan and prepare for a tour
  • How to read maps, how to read GPS coordinates on the map / different grids / Google earth
  • Altitude lines on maps
  • How does an altimeter work? Why calibrate?
  • When to use barometer – when altimeter?
  • Navigation with altimeter & compass
  • Back up GPS – store the route on various advices
  • Weather monitoring/forecast with barometer / storm alarm

Requirements: ability to ascend for approx. 3 hours.

Duration: full day

Meeting point/time: 09:30 am at Alpine Village in the town center of Chamonix

Location: Brévent

Client-Guide-Ratio: 8:1

Additional costs: lift ticket (special deals will be available)


Basic mountaineering equipment – Feel free to bring your own Suunto watch, alternatively you can get a test watch.

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