Orienteering is a sport that combines a variety of physical and mental skills and appeals to people of all ages and fitness levels. In this introductory guide, four well-known competitors explain why they love the sport. The book explains the different levels of events-cross-country, score, relay, and night orienteering-for the novice and the advanced athlete. Perfect for the beginner, this book covers every basic detail; from what to wear to how to read a map, use a compass, and cope with different terrain. Covered are the four different types of orienteering recognized by the International Orienteering Federation: foot, ski, mountain bike, and trail orienteering. The book is comprehensively illustrated with maps, map symbols, and full-color photographs. A helpful and inspiring guide for anyone who wants to take up this fascinating sport.