On June 1st, students of the International Master in Cartography were invited to join researchers of the cartography group for an orienteering run event in Vienna’s “Prater” area. Orienteering combines map reading with navigating and running, so it must be the perfect sports for any aspiring cartographer. The event was part of the Austrian academic championship in orienteering, but courses for all levels of experience were offered, so this was a perfect occasion to try out this sport for newcomers.
We could not convince all the students to participate though, so 5 students took part in the run and the others were watching, cheering their colleagues whenever they emerged from the woods. Alika Jensen was the first of the students to complete the run.
After the orienteering event finished, students were invited for the nearby restaurant “Altes Jägerhaus” for a joint dinner with typical Austrian food.