Electronic Navigation and Digital Trip Planning - Saturday, Jul 27, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Yamnuska Mountain Adventures - Canmore 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jul 05, 2019 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Rick Bennett
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
This course is being offered in partnership with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.

In todays high tech world planning safe and efficient back country routes using a variety of digital topographic maps and electronic devices can be mind boggling. Whether you are a seasoned mountaineering or first timer looking to explore the back country, this 1 day Digital Navigation course will walk you through a variety of online resources and teach you the fundamental tools for both trip planning and use while out in the back country.

Whether you have cell service or not, we’ll show you how to use your smartphone to plan, navigate and track your routes, while conserving battery life. The course will have a classroom element in the morning followed by a practical session in the field in the afternoon.

Goals and Objectives:
- Basic functions of GPS (smartphones) and how they work
- Limitations of the technology
- App settings
- Map Layers
- Route Planning using Gaia & Google Earth
- Setting waypoints and creating a track on the smartphone.
- How to find your location
- Follow a route
- Tracking a route
- What to do when the GPS doesn’t work

12:00 pm head to the field

- Use of the GPS in the field
- Locating your position
- Reading the map information on the smartphone and confirming your position
- Navigation course
- Following a track
- Tracking a route

Cost for the course is $99.75 + 4.99 GST = $104.74.
The ACC Calgary Section has received a discount for this course.

To sign up for this event:

1 - Register through the normal process
2 - Send an-etransfer payment to the Treasurer at treasurer@accccalgary.ca
3 - When you send your payment, include the following information: name, full address, including postal code, phone number, email, course title and date, Trip Leader/Coordinator, and the password to accept the payment.
4 - Email the e-transfer evidence to the trip coordinator, Rick Bennett rickbennett28@gmail.com

Required Items to Bring:
Smartphone (preferably with the GAIA GPS App already installed)

To help us with your journeys and adventures, Yamnuska has partnered with Gaia GPS. As part of the partnership they have generously given us a gift to extend to our Guests. Gaia GPS is a powerful navigation App and with this link, you’ll be able to get 20% off of a premium membership which is highly recommended for offline backcountry travel. It is extensively used by our guides and is considered the best in class for mobile navigation Apps. It’s available for both Android and IOS, as well as desktop and is a great tool for route planning and navigation. Enjoy! https://www.gaiagps.com/discounts/#_r_yamnuska

The afternoon session will be in the field, plan your clothing accordingly to ensure you are comfortable and smiling.
Day pack, water, sunscreen, hat, layers, etc


How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Meet at the Yamnuska Office
200-50 Lincoln Park, Canmore at 8:00am.
 

Notes:
This trip will be a first-registered-fist confirmed and payment received.

Guests are welcomed to join.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!


*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non- recoverable costs).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, July 05, 2019 at 04:00 PM.