Where Your Outdoor Adventure Begins
What is Orienteering?
The simple answer would be that it is one of the greatest outdoor activities which involves the mind and body and helps people to connect with nature by building confidence and competence to be outside.
Participants navigate (mostly running or walking) to a series of checkpoints marked on a map. The goal is to find each point, and if you are competitive, to do so as quickly as you can. Orienteering is perfect for anyone seeking to add some outdoor adventure to their life. It is super fun because of the cognitive aspect of route finding and decision making, which always brings a new perspective. Anyone can participate regardless of experience, ability or age and it is very family oriented.
At the same time it is a challenging sport for runners or adventure racers with a competitive edge. The sport of orienteering started in Scandinavia over a hundred years ago and has since spread throughout the world with international events and established World Championships.
A map, a forest and you. What could be better?
Recap from the 2021 AOC
Wonderful weather to be outside.
Wonderful to see old friends and catch up.
Great to see some newcomers coming out to brave the forest.
Thank you so much for the volunteer organizers and the Edmonton Overlander Orienteerig Club for all the hard work. It is such a huge job to organize a forest event and so much work and details go into it, but we hope the smiles are rewarding enough to keep doing them.
Here is a link to some pictres