Maybe an idea to run a throwback event which uses an old-school style map like this... see how all of the new orienteers handle it!
and can we have using the pencil to mark off the control?... (sorry i know how much O-ing likes his technology)
So the black and white is an Ordnance Survey 1:10560 scale (6 inches to the mile) map, but even at the first event the setter had added forestry roads (orange) and bitumen roads (red). We’ve muddied the waters a bit by drawing our route later in blue.
And the « punches » were different colour pens.
Amazed you had the foresight to keep your map.
I was hooked from that day.
Chicken- egg? Orienteering/maps - geology?
Yes it is rather circular, I was into maps as a boy scout and then in my 20s my then boss, also a geo, introduced me to Orienteering in the UK in 1976 and like O-ing I was hooked!
Other rock related pursuit was many years caving where you definitely get up close to the rocks!
My initial profession is in Cartographer, in Sydney in 1977, but I hadn't heard of Orienteering as a sport until a few years later in Wagga when they held Easter 1985. I still didn't get into it until 1989 when Waggaroos held a Come and Try It at Pomingalarna (incidentally the location for tomorrow's Aust School Relays on a map I have substantially updated) and the rest, as they say is history!