Sunday, 29 April 2012

GPS courses in Corner Brook, Newfoundland

by Keith and Heather Nicol

          Corner Brook, Newfoundland has lots of good wilderness sea kayaking, hiking, ski touring and snowmobiling within a short distance of town. But every year there are cases of people getting lost in the Blow me down Mountains or Lewis Hills. So to "stay found" it is advisable that people be competent with a topographic map and a GPS. This is especially important in the winter when cloud may form quickly and obscure the terrain ahead. If you are not familiar with how a GPS, map and compass works then you might want to look into a Greencheck GPS course.
The Greencheck GPS course has an indoor component
         This course has an indoor and outdoor component and shows how a topographic map, compass and GPS work together. I taught the latest course on April 28, 2012 and the people involved had a variety of reasons for taking the course. Several people needed it for work- we had a hunting guide, wildlife biologist and geologist take the course to help them with various aspects of their job. We also had  snowmobilers and hikers take it so that they would feel more comfortable traveling off the beaten track. This is one comment from one participant - Stephanie Rheault. "Thank you very much Keith! It was an excellent course and I have learned a lot! I will recommend your course for sure!" Take care,Stephanie. If you are interested in taking a Greencheck GPS course then contact Keith Nicol at or phone 709-639-1770 to sign up for the next course.
Navigating with GPS, map and compass on April 28, 2012

No comments:

Post a Comment