Orienteering is a family of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain,
and normally moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points. Originally a training
exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Among these, the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering. For the purposes of this
article, foot orienteering serves as a point of departure for discussion of all other variations, but basically any sport that involves racing against a clock and requires navigation using
a map is a type of orienteering.

CISM Orienteering Committee

Lt.Col Harald Østbye (NOR)




Ole Kjernets veg 23
N-2409 Elverum – NORWAY


If you want to know more about the history of Orienteering – klick here
The rules of Orienteering can be found here