What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a physical and mental challenge that involves fitness, mapreading skills and rapid decision-making. Competitors can work individually or in teams, and navigate around an area to find a series of control points. The team that completes the course in the shortest time wins.
The sport was originally developed as an exercise for military officers to test their ability to lead troops across an unfamiliar landscape to a speciific destination. Today it is a popular sports hobby for people of all ages and abilities.