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Welcome to the Barebones home page. From here you can find all sorts of stuff created by the Barebones team, including:

  • Barebones 2014 - information about the 19th Barebones.
  • Barebones event archives - results and course maps.
  • Resources for organizers and competitors, such as course planning tips, ISOM vs. ISSOM comparison, and the growing catalog of errors we Barebones organizers have made (learn from our mistakes).
  • Articles about various exotic orienteering trips and topics
  • Orienteering in Canmore, Canada


Barebones 2014

Barebones 2014
March 14-16, Canmore

For the first time ever, Barebones will be held on snow! There will be three ski orienteering races, including a Sprint, a long distance race, and a THOMASS.

  • Friday evening: Sprint Orienteering
  • Saturday morning: Long distance race
  • Sunday morning: THOMASS - mass start race, with everyone on the same course and handicapping based on age/gender/experience

Visit for full details.


2014 Orienteering Nationals, Whistler

2014 National Championships
August 2-4, Whistler BC

The Barebones team are helping organize the 2014 Canadian Champs. This is guaranteed excellent fun. High quality maps; unsurpassed physical awesomeness; fabulous pedestrian friendly Village; world class maps and courses; Sass Peepre junior training camp. Really - this is a special event, with something for everyone. Don't miss it. Full details at




Barebones Photos

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