- When: Sunday 31 October 2021 at 8:00am to Sunday 31 October 2021 at 5:00pm
- Where: Near Mundaring Weir (check your web profile after booking) to Near Mundaring Weir | Section/s: The Darling Range
- Rating: Beginners | Category: Seminars & Workshops
Do you have little or no direction in your life? Do you really know how to use a compass?
Steve will guide you through a series of practical and theoretical exercises on and near the Track in Mundaring.
Get Lost with Steve and you will have fun learning and perfecting basic map reading and compass skills.
Steve is a great teacher and made sure we were keeping up with his lessons. He makes me laugh and did not make me feel silly if I didn't understand straight away. Jane
Own navigation compass required. Involves approx 7km walking on and off tracks.
A well run event, where there was no real danger of getting lost thanks to the unobtrusive help of Steve and the volunteers. We were given enough latitude to figure things out for ourselves, and that provided for a sense of accomplishment. Beverley – event participant
Watch this short video to get a sneak preview.
Such a course should be a pre-requisite for individuals attempting the track. – Ken
I choose to hike solo and my main fear is getting lost, I even felt anxious on the way to the seminar as I hadn't been there before, it was one of the volunteers that instantly made me feel relaxed and said "Well you passed the first step" which I chuckled at and felt welcomed. There was a moment when I couldn't understand how to do a bearing and almost gave up, unknowingly to Steve because of his patience explaining how do work a bearing out I felt more confident, hence I finished the day. I totally enjoyed the day and now that I know how to read a map and use a compass. In my opinion if people want to learn how to read a map and use a compass this course is the way to go. Kerrie, 2021.
Includes morning tea and Track map. BYO lunch.
Pitched at just the right level to somehow accommodate everyone who was there with varying skills. Incredibly well organised down to the last pencil. Clear explanations, excellent practice exercises carefully graded to have increasing complexity. Individual help when we ran into difficulties. Fun. Warm sense of humour, welcoming and very experienced. Wonderful, don't change anything! Kirsty (event participant)
For the next level up in navigation, see the Get Found With Steve (usually held in June each year).
Check what the event rating means for this walk.
Once you have booked, watch for the automated email with instructions on how to download the event information, or see our website help page.
If you choose to make a booking, you agree that you and anyone you are booking for will not attend the event if in the 14 days prior to the event you or they have:
been unwell or
had contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 or
respiratory symptoms (even if mild) or
a fever, cough, sore throat and/or shortness of breath
and have yet to have a COVID-19 test with a negative result regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
The whole course was efficiently and professionally run, without losing a relaxing feel. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day, met many new friends and I feel confident in the use of a compass. Thank you all for a wonderful day! Barry and Ruth
Great course, knowledgeable instructors. I enjoyed the day and now have more confidence of heading into the bush with a map and compass – Vince
Keep up the good work guys I have not ever been to an organised BTF event that wasn’t well worth the doing and I would and do recommend it to people I know - Glen
- Your Event Guide/s:
Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!
Hi everyone. I have been member of the Foundation since 2016, after my family and I had been walking various parts of the Track and we were considering an end-to-end walk together. I still haven’t completed my end-to-end walk but aim to do so in the future. As a keen hiker, I have walked and hiked several trails in Australia and overseas. My aim as a volunteer guide is to introduce people to the Track - making it an enjoyable, exciting and memorable experience whilst also sharing some of my experiences as a maintenance volunteer with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. It is a great pleasure to be able to be outdoors and connect with nature and people.
Hi! I’ve been walking the Track since the late 90’s, and like many, started slowly along the big hill curve of learning. A warning: the Bib is addictive. To me, being in the bush is a form of meditation. The whole Track is my favourite section but I must admit to being very fond of sitting on top of Mount Cooke, watching the eagles circle the skinks, and just soaking it all in. I enjoy sharing my love of the Track with novice walkers so hope to see you out there soon.