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Discussion: Attackpoint

in: Orienteering; General

Jul 31, 2016 6:01 PM # 
Mr O-memes:
Hello Guys,

What would your attackpoint be to control number 2?
Jul 31, 2016 6:22 PM # 
Let the reentrant southwest of the control guide you in... or use the interestingly shaped depression to the right of it. That thing is sure to stick out ;)
Jul 31, 2016 6:51 PM # 
Assuming that number one is the control starting the short leg from the SSW of 2 (the number is a bit cut off), the whole leg is just running up a spur, statyng to the highest ground. I'd use the hilltop directly to the west of 2... Stay to the highest ground all the way, heading to the NNE, good handle on your distance and as soon as you see that you are as high as you can go and starting a very slight descent (might even look close to flat), look right for the depression. As a catching feature beyond the attack point, a prominent boulder and cliff that you would have to ascend on order to continue higher, should be an excellent safety to stop you going too far.
Jul 31, 2016 7:04 PM # 
I don't think that was meant as a serious question, as Greg picked up on. :)
Jul 31, 2016 7:43 PM # 
Good one Boris. But if you are going slowly enough to notice, perhaps you are not orienteering fast enough!
Aug 1, 2016 12:37 PM # 
Interestingly I had a depression on a map I just drew that looked very similar to the one east of the CP but I changed it slightly to avoid any potential for toilet humour.
Aug 1, 2016 4:15 PM # 
I'm pretty sure that's my course, I can't be bothered going and digging out my map right now to check, and I didn't notice that at all. Does this mean I finally have to accept I'm a grown-up now?
Aug 1, 2016 4:19 PM # 
And if that is my course then it is also the w21e course. Any word on how they handled the detail in the circle?

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