What is Orienteering?

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a competitive sport in which those taking part navigate to specific features, termed controls, as quickly as possible. The controls are shown on the terrain by a marker and as circles on a specially prepared map. The competitors may use whatever route they interpret as best for them. They may use a compass but no other navigational aid is allowed.  

Orienteering requires both intelligence and stamina to cover the course in the most efficient manner.

Although at the higher levels orienteering is very competitive, many orienteers consider that satisfactorily completing a course to be a sufficient challenge.   

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