Pyrenees Navigation and Survival Course
Duration: 5 days, 4 night’s accommodation
Price: Please enquire
Group Bookings & minimum numbers: If you have a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 we are happy to offer the trip on dates suitable to you. Guide ratio is maximum 1:10 so larger groups can be catered for if you would like to bring more people.
Fitness Level Needed: This is a tailor made course for the Royal Navy Reserves, designed to challenge and build confidence in navigation and survival techniques. The course can be adapted to specific requirements, if booked by a private group.
Equipment: An equipment list will be provided on booking.
What's included: Accommodation and food as specified in the programme; transport to and from Toulouse on a single timed transfer per group; local transport as per the itinerary; and guiding by an International Mountain leader 1:10 maximum
What's not included: Flights; insurance; mountain snacks; phone calls; or any additional transport or accommodation needed if you have to leave the group for a medical or fitness reason
Arrive Toulouse and transfer to the first night's refuge. In the afternoon early evening, practice resections, fixing position in area around the refuge. In the evening there will be a brief on Day 2's evolutions, a chance to plan routes, fill in route cards etc.
Navigation exercise to the next refuge, stopping occasionally so everyone can practice position fixing, map to ground recognition etc. Each person will be in charge for a different leg of the journey, so everyone will get a chance (or maybe 2) to practice following the route plotted. The day's route could be along a marked trail, as it's more of a confidence builder to make sure everyone's happy with plotting timing/ pacing/ map to ground recognition etc.
Navigation exercises, such as timed circuits, finding targets etc. Return to refuge in evening.
Medical workshop followed by navigation exercise to survival exercise site. This will be followed by a lesson on fieldcraft / shelter building, principles of survival etc. The night will be spent in the field in make shift shelters.
Transfers from survival site where you will be transported to showers & clean clothes etc. The rest of day will be spent relaxing in Toulouse or Carcassonne, including team meal at restaurant, prior to catching evening flight home.