Peter G. Drake is a well renowned walker, explorer and climber. His practical handbook features stunning photography and provides a handy, easy to read reference for anyone wishing to explore the country.
This book is a professional reference manual for hikers, paddlers, horse trekkers and extreme cyclists. It explains how to cross hills, back country and rough terrain with safety and confidence, how to use a map and compass correctly, orientation using the sun, moon and stars, and understanding natural navigational signs in the landscape.
It reveals how to read weather patterns and interpret cloud formations to ensure your safety in remote and exposed places, and deals with planning an adventure in remote territory, from budgeting and insurance to medical preparations and physical fitness. It explains how to use a map and compass accurately, and covers many different ways to explore the great outdoors - walking, cycling, kayaking and canoeing, and animal, vehicle and public transport. There is advice on the equipment and skills needed for each type of activity.
Loaded with helpful hints and illustrated with 200 photographs, this 96 page book is essential reading for anyone planning a trip in the wilderness, with the emphasis on teaching the fundamentals of hiking and orienteering.
- 96 pages
- over 200 full colour photographs
- Step-by-step instructions for key skills and techniques