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The Map is not the Territory


€ 250 


A map shows the landscape of a certain area. The topographical hiking maps we use indicate with a lot of detail what you can expect when walking in the area. Once you arrive in the area, the map is useful to find your way around but in reality, you experience the landscape differently from what is shown on paper. The map is in reality never the same as the territory.

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Min Age 18 yr. 




Max 8 pers. 

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Like a topographical map enables you look at the landscape in a certain way, we use an internal map to guide us in our perception of the world. What this map looks like depends on our personal experience, beliefs, culture, language and social background. It is this map that determines what we experience as our personal reality and how we interpret our reality in the world.


It was the Polish-American linguist Alfred Korzybski who in 1933 phrased this idea in the expression "the map is not the area".


Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. As a human being you are able to rearrange the map you use. Or in other words, you can look at your experiences in a different way and reconsider where you want to go.


During the training you will not only learn how to navigate with a topographic map and compass, but you will also get a deeper understanding of your personal internal map. How can your map contribute to setting your course, how do you determine what your destination is and what route do you take to reach your goals?


Actively combining being outdoors while developing your personal qualities. Basecamp offers various national and international training courses. Get away from the beaten track.

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Building bridges
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Follow your path
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Building bridges 2
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Follow your path 2
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The map is not the territory
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Every stream ends in a river
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Finding your path
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Follow the path 3
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Follow your own path
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