All win a Recta DT200 Compass.
This competition is now closed. We will announce the winners shortly.
Police Slate High-Tech Hillwalkers
"Following the rescue of a group of 14 lost hillwalkers from Ben Macdui last night, Grampian Police have issued a reminder that parties need to have the necessary skills and equipment. They are particularly keen that walkers learn to navigate properly, rather than just relying on high tech gadgets. " UKH News report
Navigational Mobile Apps and GPS units are all very well, they are useful navigational tools, but you still need to take a proper map and a good compass into the hills with you and know how to use both.
If you need a book on navigation skills we recommend 'Navigation in the Mountains' the official navigation handbook of the Mountain Training award schemes.
If you need a map, look no further than the BMC's mountain maps.
If you need a compass, we have twenty Recta DT200 Compasses to give away.
Recta are a Swiss company, founded in 1897, who design and manufacture its products at their factory in Biel, the capital of the watch and micro-mechanics industries.
The Recta DT200 features:
- Round edge with lanyard and snap lock.
- Holes for control marking.
- Luminous markings and bezel.
- Fixed declination correction scale.
- Scales 1:10 000, 1:15 000, 1:25 000, 1:50 000.
- Graduation 360º
- Size 56 x 116 mm
- Weight 32 g
To win yourself a Recta DT200 Compasses, answer the question and fill in the form below.
- Competition closes on 1st October at 09.00 GMT.
- The winners will be notified by email.
- Prizes will only be posted to a UK or Ireland address.
- The winners' names will be announced on UKC/UKH and facebook.com/UKClimbing