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Peter Cliff's book is the best one we have found for learning safe and reliable navigation in hostile environments. It works! The book is only 60 pages in length and was first published 40 years ago, but it's packed with the essential aspects of micro-navigation in mountains using maps and compass.

It's the step between orienteering and outdoor adventure. As Malcolm puts it, 'It's the book that ended my lonely and dangerous wanderings and began my excitement at ascending mountains in cloud when other people were retreating.'

The diagrams are clear and it doesn’t contain unnecessary extras or rely on catchy marketing. It forms the basis of safe movement in the wild.

Want to learn navigation?

Check our our Day Navigation Course and learn the fundamentals of navigation and natural navigation, or make a memorable weekend of it on the gorgeous Bamff Estate with our Weekend Navigation Course, which includes night navigation. All courses are fun, easy to do and will give you essential skills for enjoying the outdoors.