Orienteering is a sport that combines physical fitness, mental skills and the ability to navigate. This title introduces the newcomer to the meaning and spirit of orienteering, explains the different levels of events and how to take part in them. A broad cross section of information is given, from basic details such as clothing, footwear and headgear to more specific explanations on how to read a map, correct use of a compass and how to navigate over different types of terrain. The various disciplines of the sport are also given, such as ski orienteering.
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This manual, endorsed by the British Orienteering Federation, examines the key areas of orienteering as sport and recreation with analysis and advice from some well-known names in the field. They explore what constitutes successful orienteering and suggest ways of developing the relevant skills.
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