How hard will the navigation be?
Sunday 12th May 2013
Navigation and route choice will be an integral part of the event. Some parts of the course will have very few checkpoints leaving the competitors the choice on how best to tackle the wilderness before them. Some stages of the course will have few paths and teams will often have to decide the best way to deal with natural ‘obstacles’. We recommend that each team has at least one competent navigator who has strong map and compass skills. A back up navigator is often useful should the lead navigator get tired or if decisions about route choice need to be made. We were slightly disappointed with the level of navigation skill at Chapter 1 shown by some teams. Since then it has improved consistently as teams understood how good navigation correlated with a full course finish. Navigation should be your number one priority when preparing yourself for GODZONE, well, for at least one member of the team anyway.