Navigation for Hikers

You will need some navigation skills and equipment when hiking in unknown areas. In the articles below we explain navigation for hikers and provide answers to questions like what to do if you get lost on a hike. These articles will complement your existing navigation knowledge and skills and help you to stay safe and in control on the trails.

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What are GPS tracks and how to use them for hiking?

If you are into hiking, you have probably already heard about GPS tracks also known as GPS routes, GPS trails etc. GPS tracks are very useful for hiking as they make it simple and hassle-free to navigate on trails. A GPS track contains information about the trail such as geographical coordinates, altitude and distance. You… Read More »


Navigation with Suunto Ambit Series GPS Watch

Suunto Ambit Series watches are one of the most sophisticated GPS watches on the market. Since 2012 Suunto has released 7 different Suunto Ambit watches. All these watches have one thing in common – a powerful GPS receiver that provides you with accurate navigation. Therefore, they are perfect for hikers, mountaineers, climbers and other outdoor… Read More »

Suunto Ambit Navigation

What to do if you get lost on a hike

Hiking can be as easy as a walk in the park but as soon as you are hiking on unfamiliar trails, some navigation skills are required. Getting lost on a hike is easier than you might think – even the most experienced hikers do get lost as trails in nature can be quite unremarkable or… Read More »

Hiking in the fog - easy way to get lost!