Books / Reference

Adventure Racing

From the Publishers:

Take the ultimate endurance challenge! Adventure Racing is the complete guide to the skills, equipment, strategies, navigation, and nutrition used by the top adventure racers around the globe. Start with the right gear to perform your best - even in desert, rainforest, and subzero environments. Then learn the skills for trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, and mountaineering. Insights on team strategy, use of support crews, map reading, and magnetic deviation will keep you on track. And the right fuel for changing conditions, medical know-how, and survival skills will keep you in the race. Profiles and stories from the top races and adventure racers provide a taste of the exciting challenges of the sport. They'll inspire you to test yourself time and again in the most addictive team endurance sport on the planet.


Discovering Orienteering: Skills, Techniques and Activities

From the Publishers: Discovering Orienteering: Skills, Techniques, and Activities offers a systematic approach to learning, teaching, and coaching orienteering. Readers learn a handful of easy-to-remember skills, techniques, and processes that are reinforced through more than 60 ready-to-use activities. Presented in a lesson plan format, these activities assist educators in applying the benefits of orienteering across the curriculum.

Murder at the 14th Control

A collection of orienteering themed short stories by Wilf Holloway.

Orienteering and Map Games for Teachers

A 50 page book with lots of diagrams, full of games and instruction for teachers for pre-school, elementary and secondary school students. Originally published in 1996, it was updated and reprinted in 2011.

Orienteering Canada LTAD Guide

Orienteering Canada recently produced these beautiful books introducing their new Long Term Athlete Development plan.

Orienteering: Crowood Sports Guides - Skills, Techniques, Training

126 pages full of pictures, maps and good reading. This book, published in 2010, includes an introduction to orienteering, basic and advanced skills and techniques, orienteering tactics, preparation for a race, performance analysis, creating a training plan, and more.

O-Store Reference Guide Sets - updated!

The O-Store has created a series of Reference Guides to help users become comfortable reading and interpreting orienteering maps and courses. Scroll down to select from a laminated set, a waterproof paper set or a free downloadable version.
This new version has been updated to the latest international orienteering standards.
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This Way Up

A novel from New Zealand, by Lindsay Wood. First published 2010. High school is hell. Corey is overweight and shy, so no wonder he spends all his spare time playing Counter-Strike on the computer. When his mum gives him an ultimatum - join a school sports team or broadband will be cancelled - he's horrified to find that she means it. Realizing that for once he's not going to get his own way, Corey looks for the easiest sports option. Orienteering he reads, can be 'like a stroll in the park'. But when Corey joins the orienteering team, he finds out the hard way that more than strolling is required. Alone in the back of beyond, he is forced to fall back on his own resources if he doesn't want to totally humiliate himself in front of the others. And then he remembers Counter-Strike. Will the fat boy have what it take to become a cunning runner and survive against the odds?

Wilf Holloway Book Set

Wilf Holloway's books - Orienteering Stories; and Murder at the 14th Control. Two books of short stories written by an orienteer, for orienteers.

The Winning Eye / L'oeil qui gagne

The Winning Eye. How to Succeed Through Map Reading. L'oeil qui gagne. Reussir par la lecture de carte. Par/by Michel Gueorgiou.

Stephen Stagg Series

This adorable series of books about Stephen Stagg the orienteering deer was written and illustrated by American orienteer E.A. Giese. See below to order one of the books or order them both together and get a 10% discount!
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Silva Demo Compass

This Demo compass is a great addition for teachers or leaders of orienteering programmes for newcomers. Its size is 25 x 37 cm. It is made of a white plastic that works well as a white board - so you can mark it up when working with it. The compass housing (circle with degree marking on it) and the compass needle both rotate a full 360 degrees.