Archive:Intro to Orienteering 2010

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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 possibly other volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC). Please consider joining this great club! Membership is only $5 for the first year.

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.

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

Waiting List

Put your name down here if the sign up is full - people might drop out, or we might be able to increase the capacity of the trip.


External Links

Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club

Orienteering on Wikipedia