Advanced Nav

Advanced Wilderness Navigation

Time, Date and Location

Please refer to our training calendar


Purpose: In our earlier navigation course, we introduced all of the topics needed to successfully navigate in wilderness (roadless) areas. In this advanced course, the skills are reinforced through an extensive, two-day field problem. Because navigation in the SAR environment is more than just getting from Point A to Point B, this exercise incorporates all aspects of search and rescue learned up to this point, and gives the student the opportunity to practice these skills inside a simulated SAR environment.

Format: This course is entirely field-oriented, and begins on the Friday night prior to the actual exercise. (16-24 field hours) Skills emphasized: Cross-country navigation; point location; following briefing instructions; describing locations; practice of Type I, II & III searches, practice medical proficiency, practice tracking, practice technical rope rescue skills.

Prerequisites: Outdoor Skills, Introduction to Wilderness Navigation, Standard First Aid and CPRSAR Tactics, Technical Rescue Systems 

Note: This course is a good "dress rehearsal" and skills review for the Skills Evaluation Weekend.


Forms and other materials are available at our dedicated Advanced Nav Website.