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Mountain Navigation

Compiled by Tom Hecht

Question 1

On a 1:25,000 map, 1km is represented by how many centimetres?


Question 2

The red tip on the magnetised needle of a compass points to?


Question 3

The horizontal angular difference between True North and the current Magnetic North is usually called?


Question 4

You're to walk 2km with 350m height gain. Observing Naismith's rule, how long should it take you (use 4km/hour)?


Question 5

What size are the major grid squares (each identified by two letters) used to divide up the British National Grid?


Question 6

A grid reference of two letters and eight figures (e.g. SH 21247965) defines an area of how many metres square?


Question 7

The difference between Magnetic North and the map's Grid North is usually called?


Question 8

How many GPS satellites are in operation at any given time. At least?


Question 9

The distance from the earth's surface that GPS satellites orbit at is approximately?


Question 10

What is the record time for undertaking the Welsh 3000ers challenge?


Question 11

What is the vertical height difference between contours on a 1:50,000 OS map?


Question 12

What is this navigational technique or strategy called?


Question 13

What is this navigational technique or strategy called?


Question 14

You see this sign on the way over the stile. It signifies that you are entering?


Question 15

On BMC Harvey British Moutain Maps, what is the contour interval?


Question 16

The grid lines which run north to south on a map are known as what?


Question 17

What is the name of the feature inside the red box?


Question 18

What is the name of the feature inside the red box?


Question 19

What is the name of this feature?


Question 20

Which mountain in Snowdonia is pictured?




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