Suunto Professional Global Mirror Compass
If you are looking for the best explorers compass, look no further, the Suunto MC-2 Global is the top-of-the-range professional compass
The Suunto M3 Global is our mainstay compass. However, in challenging environments, where precise directional measurements are critical, the MC2 Global is our compass of choice.
These are the most accurate of baseplate compasses and incredibly easy to use.
Lyle first used the Suunto MC2 – Global Compass in the world’s largest desert – Antarctica (annual precipitation ≤ 200mm), where distinctive features can be many kilometres apart and movement across requires long legs of navigation (the distance to your Attack point/the feature you have taken a bearing on) accurate bearings are critical and call for the type of accuracy delivered by this compass.
Equally at home in the Alps, or any environment where you are taking bearings to distant peaks, this compass minimises error in determining you exact location.
The folding lid, which contains the mirror, safely protects the entire compass from scrapes and bashes – especially important for climbers and mountain rescue team responders, whose compasses can take some punishment!
The Global part of the compasses name refers to the fact that these compasses are balanced to work anywhere in the world. Most other compasses are balanced for either the Northern or Southern hemisphere and many are confined to areas within each hemisphere.
The features we really like about the MC2 – Global Compass:
- These are the most accurate of baseplate compasses and incredibly easy to use (see below)
- The mirror is large and coated in an anti-fogging agent, so in the cold it doesn’t mist up
- The folding lid, which contains the mirror, safely protects the entire compass
- It has a detachable snap-lock in lanyard, making it easy to detach when working precisely with a map
- Similar to the M3-global compass, it incorporates Suunto’s patented adjustable declination correction scale. Simply put, you can adjust the compass to compensate for the Grid Magnetic Angle (Magnetic Declination) in the area you are navigating in, so there are no maths to worry about when working with your map and compass together
- Bezel marked in 360 degrees
- Global Balancing System
- Clinometer for measuring slope angle
- Large mirror
- Jewel bearing
- Ruler in centimetres & millimetres
- Adjustable declination correction scale
- Additional sighting hole for superior accuracy
- Baseplate with magnifying lens and anti-slip rubber pads
- Luminous two-color bezel ring
- Detachable snap-lock in lanyard which is very easy to detach for working with the map
- Wristlock in the lanyard
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
1.1m of US Manufactured Type III 550 Paracord
Grid Reference Tool
Lanyard with wristlock
Declination adjustment key
Measurements 65 x 101 x 18mm Weight 75g
How to take a bearing using an MC-2 Global Compass