Advanced Military Land Navigation

Our Advanced Military Land Navigation course is geared towards service personal and recruits who already possess a strong understanding of land navigation but wish to fine tune their technical skills during medium to long distance movements over very challenging terrain, both day and night.

This course has typically attracted clients preparing for advanced special operations.  Many prior clients are recruits or active duty personnel preparing for Army Special Forces, while others are members of the Navy special warfare community.  We have also been privileged to work with folks gearing up for Delta selection.

We offer this training in two formats. Either as a 3-Day / 3-Night open-registration course that we post on our Schedule, or as private instruction that can be run for one or more clients in various timeframes to best accommodate their needs, goals, timeframes, and budget.  Regardless, your training will focus on fundamentals in a mix of “classroom” and field sessions, then becoming appropriately more challenging and advanced as you move through various Crawl, Walk, and Run phases.

Here is an overview of the open-registration, group program:

  • Course Duration: 3-Day / 3- Night (approximately 30-33 hours of instructional time).
  • Fee: $995  (please note that this fee already reflects our Military Discount).
  • Maximum Group Size: 6
  • Start / End Times: Friday, 09:00 hours until Sunday, 23:00 hours (approximate end).
  • Location: Quebec Run Wild Area (see below for more detail).
  • Description of Physical Difficulty – Moderate to Strenuous:  This course involves hiking with laden backpacks over varying distances at a steady pace over varying terrain that will include off-trail sections, rough spots, unexpected obstacles, and low to steep terrain inclines and declines.  This course is conducted in varying weather conditions, including hot, cold, humid, rain, and snow, or a mixed combination.  This is a physically challenging course so it is best suited for those in very good physical condition and ready for a fast paced day.
  • Overnight Accommodation:  You can chose to either spend the night in the woods with your instructor or stay in a local hotel.

If you would like to consider private training for yourself or your group, contact us so that we can offer you options and issues to consider, like pricing and availability, even online coaching. 

Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I know that I’m ready for this course?  Rating one’s land navigation ability is understandably subjective so if you have any questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to telephone us (412.913.6000) to discuss.

Is this course open to LEOs?  This training is also open to all sworn law enforcement professionals who already possess a strong understanding of land navigation.  Prior clients include members of federal special operation groups as well as state and municipal special response teams.

What happens when I register?   We will personally follow up with you to explain the steps needed to finalize your booking.  Once we receive your completed forms, we will send you a detailed course information sheet which will contain all of the applicable details, like required and recommended gear, exact gathering point, and general driving directions.

What about the Coronavirus?  True North continues to follow all Center for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines to minimize transmission of COVID.

Quebec Run Wild Area – Click to enlarge.

Where is Quebec Run Wild Area located?  Quebec Run is a dedicated 7,441 acre wilderness preserve within Forbes State Forest, located roughly 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, along the West Virginia border, on the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains.  The vegetation, terrain, and climate spans the mix from open, easy, and pleasant to dense, strenuous, and harsh.  This training area, then, provides an appropriate learning environment from the novice to highly skilled — Which is probably why Quebec Run is also used by the U.S. special operations community to conduct its own assessments.

To learn more, contact us at your convenience.