Video: What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is an outdoor sport that sends participants out into the backcountry to try to collect as many checkpoints as possible in a set amount of time. It requires speed and quick thinking of course, but above all else, you need to be a good navigator. According to this video, which provides a solid introduction to the activity, a good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either. If you’ve ever wondered what orienteering is all about, this clip from REI will help answer your questions and maybe convince you to give it a go.

Kraig Becker