Compass Bearing

Evalin Brautigam

A training focused on using your compass to navigate. This can be used for sprint and forest exercises.

In this training, most of the map is blocked out and you can only see a circle of map around the control. You must navigate using a compass bearing to get to the control because you cannot see any features on the map.

Demographic

All ages

Can be used with all orienteers who have been orienteering with a compass.

Difficulty

Easy to Hard

This can be easy or hard depending on how technical the map is. An easy map would make it a great training for beginners and a more technical map makes it more difficult for elite runners.

Key Skill

Compass Bearings

Navigating with a compass is an important skill when competing in higher level competitions, especially forest orienteering. Practicing using just that skill will improve your ability.