Category Archive: Navigation

Tips for navigation

Jun 15 2013

Technique: Estimating Slope Angle

Knowing exactly how steep a slope is can be important information for understanding potential avalanche danger. Or, even if you’re not concerning yourself for the sake of safety, but instead, to prop up your ego, having an accurate measurement is imperative in either case. The best way to do that is with a clinometer (often …

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Feb 14 2011

Converting Elevations in Your Head

Don’t you hate it when you’re looking at a topo map, or reading an article, and the elevations are in the wrong units? That would be meters if you’re an American, and feet for everyone else. We all know that the difference is roughly a factor of three, but it truly is a rough estimate. …

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