In WTC, we teach map and compass navigation which is one of the hallmarks of our course. We believe in the principle of “staying found,” which translates to knowing where you are at all times so that you can return safely to the trailhead. Our leaders strongly recommend that all students acquire a suitable compass that allows them to get the most out of the course. The most useful compass is one with a mirror.

We will have one of the following depending on availability

Brunton 15TDCL Compass   Brunton 15TDCL Compass

Probably the most famous compass in the world, this is the original model 15 mirrored map compass.  Not just a compass, the well-respected 15 is declination adjustable, wears luminous points and features a clinometer. The mirror aids in sighting and signaling.  The features include:

  • Clinometer  
  • Large mirror
  • Declination Adjustable with included tool
  • Additional sighting hole for superior accuracy
  • Baseplate with magnifying lens
  • Luminous points bezel ring
  • Detachable snap lock lanyard
  • Size: 2.5″ x 3.9″ x 0.8″ (with lid closed)
  • weight: 3 oz

SuuntoCompass

Suunto MC-2 Compass

The Suunto MC-2 is a professional mirror compass for precise directional measurements. It provides an invaluable tool for those who place a particular premium on accurate and reliable directional measurements. This compass has all of the features the mountaineers look for in a quality compass. The features include:

  • Two Zone System
  • Clinometer
  • Large mirror
  • Jewel bearing
  • Additional sighting hole for superior accuracy
  • Baseplate with magnifying lens
  • Luminous two-color bezel ring
  • Detachable snap lock lanyard
  • Size: 65 x 101 x 18 mm / 2.5″ x 3.9″ x 0.6″ (with lid closed)
  • weight: 74 g / 2.65 oz