Women wanting to brush up their high-tech navigation skills can take advantage of courses being run in the Scottish Highlands.
The one-day, women-only GPS courses will take place this month at Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore, and places are still available.
The training days, subsidised by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, cost £25 and cover the various functions of handheld Global Positioning Units that are proving a boon to walkers and mountaineers.
The MCofS mountain safety adviser Heather Morning said: “We have one place left on the course on 15 May, two places left on 22 May and three places on 23 May.”
The training days are being run by Heather and Rosie Goolden of Chicks Unleashed and will include a short indoor session followed by practical outdoor tuition in the woods and the hills surrounding Glenmore Lodge.
Prices include includes use of GPS units, batteries, instruction, coffee and tea and cakes at the end of the course.
There are also places left on four GPS courses open to men too. Details are on the Mountaineering Council of Scotland website.