Introduction to Map and Compass

Date and Time

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Highland Center Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


This one-day Map and Compass course is designed for hikers seeking to gain skills in map reading and compass use. The course will offer one day of indoor and outdoor classroom instruction on the basics of using a map and compass. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Combination of classroom instruction and field time practicing skills Multiple hands-on activities offered throughout the day Skills learned will include: Basic map reading. Covers types of maps, common map features, and what to look for when purchasing a map. Orienting a map using compass and using land features Basic compass use. Instruction on basic features of the compass, how to shoot bearings and follow bearings over distance. Covers types of compasses and what to look for when purchasing a compass Locating yourself in the wilderness using map and compass and land features A Suunto A-30 (or similar model) compass is included in the program price

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $150 member / $175 non-member
*Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides A hearty lunch A Suunto compass to be used in class and take home

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Instruction (Skills)
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.