Grid references are important in the hills for emergencies, finding features and letting people know where you are. Chris Townsend takes us through how to understand them in this BMC TV video.
How do you convert your location into a string of letters and numbers like 'GR 712164'? And why do you need to be able to?
Understanding how to take a grid reference can literally be a lifesaving skill. Luckily, it's easy to work out.
One of the world’s most respected experts on long-distance walking and backpacking, Chris Townsend, takes us through the simple steps and explains why grid references are important.
Chris is also the BMC’s first hill walking ambassador.
WATCH: How to take a grid reference
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