Testimonial by Dan Young on Introduction to Map Reading Course
Well I can really only give positives for the whole 2 days. Mat was great, very relaxed style, very informative and encouraging while also maintaining a constant drip feed of info and techniques. I really felt like I learned a heap of stuff and probably more than I will perhaps require, but when out and about on a fell/mountain or whatever, weather is always unpredictable so the contour/aspect knowledge Mat gave us was excellent to have in the bag so to speak. Looking forward to getting out there and practising what I learnt. Fiona was a little overwhelmed with a bit of information overload but I think she was really starting at a zero level of map experience having, as she said at intro, left it always to me so it's obviously challenging when you have a mixed bag of experience to know exactly at what level to go with but I reckon Mat got it spot on and Fiona has certainly picked up lots that just needs more time out to practice and bed in.
Weather was super considering the forecast, and doing triangular routes on bearing and pacing in horizontal snow/hail/sleet was an experience :-)
Thanks very much for the whole package and for the flexibility. Will certainly recommend you guys to anyone in the market, and we might yet come again!!
All the best