The last run of the King of Orienteering
Thierry Gueorgiou takes his 14th World Championship gold in his last individual orienteering WOC race at #WOC2017 in Estonia
If you take cross country running, add a full nature experience and combine it with thrill & adventure - you get orienteering!
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How to Use a Compass
A compass is one of the Ten Essentials and most outdoor speople take one with them on every adventure. But how do you use them? In this REI Expert Advice Video, we teach you what you need to know to navigate easily, safely and with confidence. Watch to learn the parts of the compass, how to set your declination and how to take a bearing from a map and in the field.
To learn more about using your compass, head to your local REI Outdoor School and take a Navigations Course:
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Orienteering for beginners
Alexander Lines (aged 11) has made a short introduction to orienteering. It features his brother Edward. For more information about orienteering go to Orienteer every week in Sussex at
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10MILA 2018 - Orienteering Open Course 6 - Nynäshamn, Stockholm (Sweden)
Tiomila 2018 - open course 6 - 5.9 km 16 cp. I have to learn a lot how to run and navigate in Swedish rocky forests!
Orienteering World Cup Final 2017: Middle distance highlights
Middle distance of World Cup Final in Orienteering 2017 in Switzerland
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EOC 2018 - Sprint
European Orienteering Championships 2018 - Sprint
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How to Orienteer
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Orienteering is a sport that uses a compass and map to navigate through a landscape. Polish your skills while having fun.
Step 1: Register
Register for the orienteering course. You will be given a map, a control description, and a control card. You will also be given the option of renting a compass if you have not brought your own.
The control description describes features such as the path, a junction in the path, or a large rock where each control, or destination, can be found.
Step 2: Use the map
Use the map to determine which direction you need to head to reach your first control. Turn the compass housing so that your direction aligns with the direction-of-travel arrow on the compass's housing.
Step 3: Hold the compass
Hold the compass level in your hand so that the needle can turn. Turn the compass so that the needle aligns with the grid lines on the housing.
Be sure the north end of the compass needle is pointing north. Otherwise you will head off in the opposite direction to which you intend.
Step 4: Proceed in the indicated direction
Proceed in the direction the travel arrow is pointing.
Step 5: Punch your control card
Use the punch to mark your control card when you reach your destination. This will prove you have visited the control. Visit all controls before the other orienteer and win the game.
Did You Know?
Orienteering began in Scandinavia in the 19th century.
ORIENTEERING more than just running
The difference between orienteering and running on a track...
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...more than just running
CamBOS2017 Uni Tuiuti M35A - Analyze my orienteering - orientistaemrota
Prova do Campeonato Brasileiro de Orientação Sprint, etapa Universidade Tuiuti, em Curitiba. H35A.
Go Hard Or Go Home - The Hubmann Brothers
puresive films presents an epic orienteering movie with Daniel and Martin Hubmann. Join an intense and unpredictable fight between the Hubmann brothers - two of the best orienteers in the world!
locations | Baden (SUI), Trin (SUI), Flims (SUI)
music | Adagio In D Minor (John Murphy), For The Win (Two Steps From Hell)
puresive films is a film company by Simon Rüegg and Lukas Schubnell.
mail | firstname.lastname@example.org
A video by the Irish Orienteering Association containing the 10 elements of orienteering.
British Orienteering Sprint Championships 2017 Qualification - Springfield (Milton Keynes)
British Sprint Champs qualification race - M35 - 3.8 km 16 cp. Quite easy orienteering course, more suitable for runners than orienteers. 20 seconds mistake at 15. cp.
2017 Australian Orienteering Championships Highlights
The Australian Orienteering Champs were held in October 2017 in NSW.
Produced by Living it Live
Brendan Cherry - Miles Creations
THBD - Good For You.
British Orienteering Sprint Championships 2017 Final - Campbell Park (Milton Keynes)
British Sprint Champs final - M35 B Final - 2.8 km 23 cp. An unusual sprint orienteering course in a park not on the streets of the city. The course was interesting and physically challenging with the hill before the last checkpoint.
Taking a bearing using a compass while orienteering
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Scottish Orienteering Development Officer Hilary Quick demonstrates how to take a compass bearing. Glenmore Lodge offer a range of summer hillwalking and navigation courses from April to November and winter walking, mountaineering, avalanche awareness and navigation from January to March. We offer everything from complete beginner courses through to bespoke trips you've designed.
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SPRINT ORIENTEERING WITH THE SWEDISH NATIONAL TEAM
GW VLOG #77 from one of the days on the trainingcamp in Spain were I was working for the Swedish National Team in orienteering.
Local Orienteering Race at Beeri
Israel Orienteering Local Event Beeri 11 APR 2014
ORIENTEERING IN HALDEN
GW VLOG #70 from a training day were I went to a training in Halden
WMOC 2018 Orienteering Sprint Final Copenhagen (Kobenhavn) 8 July 2018
World Masters Orienteering Championships 2018 (#wmoc2018) held in Denmark. Orienteering Sprint Final took place around the Chirstiansborg Palace on Sunday 8 July 2018.
Gopro headcam video with map of course M45, A final.