How many folk still wear a watch on the hill? I did a night navigation exercise last year and some were relying purely on their phone ? I still use a watch on my wrist and always have . I find it very navigation in bad weather when I am timing and step counting. In other years I had a watch and altimeter and used the altimeter often whilst navigating in wild weather. On searches it was a great tool especially the altimeter if we were contouring.
Comments welcome ?
A few comments from my tweet on the same subject: Mark – I do, I find the altitude readings invaluable, especially in poor visibility, works best when continuously calibrated at known spot heights as barometric pressure can change over a few hours.
John – Always wear a watch, even got an old one attached to my walking pole, handy to see.
Vagabond Vicky – I have a clip on watch, a chunky version of a nurse’s watch, that attaches to a shoulder strap of a bag. Cost about £10. We’d use these in Antarctica clipped to our radio harnesses. No need to take off gloves or move jacket sleeves. I don’t usually wear a watch on a daily basis.
Your ideas tips comments as always welcome !