Lesson series

 Compass Essentials: Use and Selection

part of the "Staying found in the Mountains" lessons 

What's included?

  • Interactive Videos
  • Pre-reading assignments
  • Online Tutorials
  • Compass selection 
  • Short self-assessment tools

Compass Essentials

This Compass Essential Lesson will teach you how to understand, select and start using a compass for mountain navigation purposes. 

Field trip preparation

The Staying Found in the Mountains Lesson Series helps you prepare online for many of our practical, field based training programs such as Mountain Navigation, Intro to Backpacking, AST-1, Mountaineering as well as all of your own mountain adventures. 

Canada West Team

Canada West Mountain School courses are taught by our Team of professional Instructors, Guides and Educators

The online portion of our Staying Found in the Mountains Series is developed and conducted by Brent Hillier. Brent is one of our Senior Avalanche Skills and Hiking instructors and has taught 100's of courses over the past 10 years with Canada West Mountain School
Brent Hillier - AST-1 Online course Instructor