“Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature”

Tristan Gooley | Author of “The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs”


Navigation on Amundsen's South Pole Expedition

There was an interesting article in Navigation News recently, The Long Journey Home, which looked at Amundsen's navigation techniques on his South Pole expedition. The author, Christopher Sweetman, draws attention to Amundsen's use of compasses, meter-wheels fixed to sledges and the sextant. But of more…

Back from Oman

Just back from extraordinary research trip to Oman. Sailing a traditional dhow using stars, moon and sun to navigate and other studies. More to follow.

Surreal Book Competition

I received a lovely email last night. It informed me that a copy of The Walker's Guide has made it into the Namib Desert. (Many thanks to James Axtell for that and his pic, above). This has inspired me to run a bit of a…