Walking Since 1939

Clubnight: Leading the Hikes – Basic Introduction Course & Navigation using Phone Apps


Tonight, our club night consists of two presentations by two of our experienced leaders:

1. Leading the Hikes – Basic Introduction Course (Adnan, our club President)
2. Navigation using Phone Apps (Craig, a leader with our club for over 9 years)


Basic Introduction Course

If you are thinking about leading hikes and becoming a Hike Leader then this is the course for you!

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to Leading the Hikes. It will be attractive specifically to the walkers who are keen to start leading hikes.

I will try to provide information in a practical and simple way i.e., hands-on approach, so the attendees can get the clear idea of what is required and what is involved in leading the hikes.


Navigation Using Phone Apps

While physical maps and good map reading and compass skills are still the mainstay of any walk, especially those in more remote areas or difficult terrain, these days there are other options available to assist in leading the way.

One of these is using phone apps, of which there are many to choose from.

Tonight we will have the opportunity to learn more about these apps: which ones to download, how to use them effectively, and what are both the benefits and limitations of this form of navigation.

Please join us for some hands-on instruction about the digital world of navigation, which may inspire you to experiment for yourselves in getting around with phone in hand. (Make sure you bring yours on the night).

While this presentation is primarily aimed at anyone interested in becoming a walks leader or any current leader wishing to hone their navigation skills, we welcome all members and non-members to come along and get involved.


These presentations are the first 2 parts of 4 step Leader Induction Program that YHA Bushwalking Club is organizing in 2024:

  1. Basic Introduction Course, 18 June 2024
  2. Navigation Using Phone Apps, 18 June 2024
  3. First Aid Course, (Date – TBA)
  4. Navigation training: Map & compass navigation, (Date – TBA)

If you have any questions, or if you are keen to start leading the walks, you can contact me directly at the following email:



Venue: East Melbourne Library Meeting Room, 122 George St, East Melbourne.

(8 minutes walk from West Richmond train station or 4 minutes walk from Jolimont Station. Alternatively take #48 0r 75 tram. Unrestricted street parking available after 6.30pm on the Fitzroy Gardens side of Clarendon Street and on Wellington Parade. Please check signage carefully).

Refreshments provided.


Anyone is welcome to attend, however in order to monitor numbers, please submit a booking request for the event.

The leader will confirm your participation via email.


By attending this event you acknowledge that you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

For more details, visit: Clubnight


Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button, if you have questions.

Activity Date(s)


July 2, 2024 7:00 pm


July 2, 2024 9:00 pm






Adnan L

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