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Revision as of 18:00, 19 October 2010

General Information

The purpose of this event is to provide a quick and basic introduction to orienteering. You will learn how to follow bearings, orient yourself using a detailed map, and plan an efficient route that passes through the required waypoints. After learning the basics you will have the opportunity to try it out on a short course around UBC campus. Many of the skills involved in orienteering are very useful on backcountry trips. Hopefully you will discover that orienteering is a fun standalone sport, but also that navigation is a fun and useful tool to employ.

This event will be run by Andy Reddin and other volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC). Please consider joining this great club! Membership is only $5 for the first year ($10 for subsequent years).

Date & Time

This event is scheduled for October 26 from 5pm to 6:30pm (approximately). It will run rain or shine.


UBC. We will be meeting on the ground floor of the SUB, by the stairs leading down to the Norm Theater.

How Much Does it Cost

This event will be FREE.

What to Bring

Waterproof jacket (in case it rains)

Compass (if you have one - we might have some to lend out)

Shoes (that you are comfortable running in)



The number of participants is tentatively limited to 30 now unlimited! The more the merrier.

  1. Kathrin Lang
  2. Gili Rosenberg
  3. Derry Lappin
  4. Fabienne Meier
  5. Ran Z
  6. Olga Kravchenko
  7. Phil Tomlinson
  8. Katherine Valentine
  9. Amy Hooper
  10. Ignacio
  11. Riley P
  12. Ricardo Bortolon
  13. Abdullah Radi
  14. Maya G
  15. De Wet van Niekerk
  16. Caroline Jung
  17. Jan McPhee
  18. Christian Hajen
  19. Maya K
  20. Lisa Altan
  21. Stephen Lerch
  22. Christina Schaldecker
  23. Laura Hughes
  24. William Scales
  25. Doris Leong
  26. Andrew Wong
  27. Gwyn Thomas
  28. Lea Schanz
  29. Yewon Kim
  30. Nastassia Koenig
  31. Jaime Wu



Already feel pretty comfortable reading an orienteering map, using a compass to keep yourself oriented, and basic route planning? Still want to come out to the event? Then why not sign up to help give instructions! You will still get the chance to try out the course as well.

  1. Andy


External Links

Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club

Orienteering on Wikipedia