Wanna take a break … ?

Orienteering is an outdoor sport enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. It is a form of land navigation in which ‘orienteers’ use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape. It can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods or as a competitive sport. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt.

In collaboration with Adventure Foundation Pakistan (AFP) , Asian Study Group (ASG) has designed an introductory course to help you to learn rough and find skills of land navigation, use of map and compass, pacing and using attack points. By the end of this weekend course you will be changed from an enthusiastic beginner to an eager competitor.

The course is physically challenging but not strenuous. It is not beyond the reach or ability of any person from age 12 and above.

We will drive to Abbottabad in a Hiace Van in the afternoon (at 3:00 pm from United Bakery front) on 24th November (Saturday). At Abbottabad we will stay in the camping site of Adventure Training Centre of AFP. We will be back in Islamabad on the evening of 25th November (Sunday). Coaching, equipment for orienteering, simple boarding and lodging with meals and transport will be provided.

For more information contact ASG office @ (051) 287 5891 or you may talk to backpacker.

PS: No, I didn’t forget to mention, its Rs. 2500/- per head.

Update (2:52 PM, November 19, 2007)
The course has been postponed till further notice :( for some unknown reason.

@ Shahab, IUnknown
Dekha !! laga di na nazar :)

11 Comments so far

  1. Friend! (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 12:45 am

    Assalamu Alikum,

    I know we have our own troubles, but I think its important that we show our solidarity with the people of Bangladesh as a disastrous cyclone has hit them and 1000s of people have died.

    My heart goes for the people of Bangladesh, Mah Allah help them in their hour of need, Ameen.

  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 10:54 am


    I was surfing through events of ASG, and on top I found this :-)

    (Opening Event)

    “Passage of Dawn.” A film on Marco Polo’s trek from Iran to China loaned by Lok Virsa.

    I missed it by few years!!

  3. IUnknown (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    thats really good event. i wish i cud attend that

  4. Shahab (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

    Its great we’re having stuff like this in Islamabad.. Too bad I cant go.. maybe next time..

  5. DB9 (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

    Anyone know about the “CLUB-X” in F-7/1 ?
    What is it? Thanks

  6. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 4:26 pm
  7. majad (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

    I was really impressed about the professionalism of AFP and the aims look really good. Unfortunate that they have to cancel this trip, it would have been such a good trek.
    Do update this thread with the latest – have they rescheduled to another day ?

  8. shaibee (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    @ MAJAD

    Not yet.
    Sure, as soon as I get any news on this, I will update the thread.

  9. ALIVEPAKISTAN.COM (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 8:06 pm

    I wish I can visit this event.

  10. Sameer Durrani (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    sounds so kool. I wish it had not been postponed :(

  11. Talha (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    I visited Adventure foundation office yesterday.

    They are starting whitewater rafting in kunhar river in a few days and desert safari in cholistan desert soon too.

    The prior is a 3 day event and the later is a 5 day event!

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