Navigation Courses

Land Navigation Courses

We strive to offer the highest level of hands-on wilderness-based land-navigation training available. Veteran instructors guide you through learning, practice, and independent use of land navigation techniques from map and compass to navigating by the stars. 

In each course, you will take on more and more responsibility for group navigation as the days progress. For the final stage of your course, you’ll take over entirely, navigating solo through the spectacular and rugged terrain around Boulder, UT.

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land navigation classes

Land navigation training

These land navigation courses are designed to be a thorough introduction to map and compass and more advanced low-tech land navigation techniques, including navigation by sun, stars, and more. Each course also offers an extended rigorous on-the-ground test of those skills. We expect students to finish these courses feeling extremely confident in their navigational skills.

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Course highlights

  • Learn navigation skills in context from master instructors.
  • Learn and practice low-impact wilderness travel techniques.
  • Put your skills to the test with a multi-day solo navigation challenge.
  • Travel through the rugged wilderness of the Aquarius Plateau: this was the last region in the contiguous united states to be mapped, due to its difficult terrain.
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Land Navigation Training – Skills Covered

Every Navigator course begins with a short course on BOSS style wilderness travel:

  • Campsite location
  • Shelter construction
  • Fire construction using primitive techniques
  • Water location and purification

Want to find your place in the world?

Boulder Outdoor Survival School delivers land navigation courses to adventurous people by some of the most experienced and competent survival instructors in the world. The challenges that our BOSS survival courses offer aren’t for everyone, but if you’re the right person and it’s the right time for you, we promise adventure, challenge and world-class instruction.

BOSS™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.