ADVENTURE CHALLENGE FAQ
1. What's a Rogaine, versus a Classic orienteering event?
In Rogaine, strategy is involved to plan your root choice
to get to as many check points as you can in 4 hours. Participants start at the same time. For the Classic Predetermine course there will be
staggered start of 1 minute intervals. Controls are connected on the map and you must visit them in order. Each category
has different courses. Beginners have easy, Intermediate -somewhat difficult, and Advanced very
Challenging. Fastest time with all controls is the winner in each category.
2. Can you do all these events without running, or is that
missing the point entirely? - my knees are sensitive to too much running, but I love the challenge of
orienteering in the outdoors anyway, just at a slower pace.
Many people do it just for leisure, we call it map hiking.
Set your own pace! Some times walking is better because you do not make mistakes. That is the beauty of
Orienteering. Do it smart, to the best of you ability and enjoy yourself.
3. For this particular event, is everyone in tents? - how
is it organized?
If you want to tent with us, you are welcome to, or you
can go anywhere you feel comfortable. The Cal-Cheak Recreation Camp Site is on first come first served basis
and costs $10 per party/night.
4.The location of the camping is in the campground by the
That camp has only 15 sites and is on first come-first
serve basis. Most of the people will camp at Cal-Cheak Forest Services Camp. N of Brandywine on the E site of
HW99 (closer to Whistler).
5. The location of the actual orienteering courses - is it
at the falls by the highway, or is it up in the Brandywine meadows?
Registration and Event Center is at Cal-Cheak Recreation
Camp Site. Signs and markers will lead you to the start for both days. Start and finish will be between the
falls and Cal-Cheak Recreation Site.
6. What instruction events might be good for me? - what
are my options?
If you have taken some introduction to orienteering
workshops, advanced training will be good. Learn Orienteering in the Wilderness workshops will run on June
4th before the O’Challenge.
Let us know your strengths and weaknesses and we will be able to recommend
the best training for you.
7. Is it possible to register a couple of days before the
a late registration fee of $15.00 will
be charged after May 25 and $25.00 after June 3.
8. Does the cost of the individual events cover the cost
of camping and the catering? if not, how much are these?
Will all food be taken care of, or just some
The cost of the individual event does not cover any meals.
We can provide catering and a BBQ on Saturday evening with a Social Evening.
9. What is the schedule for the training, and what level
June 5th - Beginners
and Advanced Training 10:00-13:00.
June 6th - Learn
10. Do all levels require compass use?
Absolutely! In this area without a compass will be an
impossible task for anyone.
11. Are the courses all on flat ground, or is there some
elevation gain involved? bushwhacking?
Be prepared for a good work out, bush walk with a very
technical and detailed and map. The elevation will depend on your strategy to choose the best route, and even
for the best route there will be a lot of ups and downs. It is a physical, intellectual and mental
12. How many water stations are there?
There will be 2 water stations. Water will
also be available at the start and finish areas.