The 2020 season of navigation weekends is completed. The 2021 season begins in March.
MountainSphere Adventures is a guiding service with a difference. Focused on sharing wilderness skills built over a lifetime of experience, MountainSphere is your path to independence and self reliance in a wilderness environment. By offering educational guided trips like the Navigation Weekend and other adventurous hikes in lesser known areas, I hope to provide you the security of knowing you are safely led by an experienced guide, whilst at the same time passing on to you the skills that will enable you to gain the confidence to become independent and self reliant in the future. I want to provide you a pathway that will help you regard the bush as your home, the place you go for solace, to get away from it all, and to learn self reliance and confidence. You will do this in a friendly environment, in the company of like-minded people who are here for all the same reasons you are, in a mood of mutual respect and friendship.
By far our most popular trip, this 2 day hike is your gateway to future MountainSphere trips and is your pathway to independence and self reliance in the bush. On this bushwalk you will learn how to read a topographic map and how to use a compass, and you will put these techniques into practise in a real off-track wilderness environment to navigate by following natural landscape features and correlating these with the map. You will use these skills to locate our Saturday night campsite, a huge rock overhang set amongst a labyrinth of small and delicate sandstone formations. Whilst the primary objective of the weekend is educational, it is also a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and experience a wild and undeveloped environment, a beautiful sandstone landscape, and to enjoy an evening and night of camping away from it all.
Learning navigation is all about practise. Once you have completed a navigation weekend you are then eligible to participate in other MountainSphere expeditions to adventurous locations deep in the Blue Mountains wilderness and elsewhere. Here you will consolidate, practise and enhance your new navigation skills whilst at the same time experiencing something really special - time in wild and untamed landscapes, building friendships, learning, sharing and exploring.
Do you have a question about MountainSphere and how to join a trip? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.