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WoO Christmas O-Quiz: Day 18 2012

This might not be as straightforward as yesterdays map as this country has other terrain types which you might be more familiar with – but still this is characteristic for part of the country. Can you guess which country this map is from? The WorldofO Christmas O-Quiz gives you one map sample each day from December 1st until December 24th. You get one point for each day you guess the correct country for the map sample – can you make it all the way to 24?

Fill out your name, e-mail address and your guess for the country below! For a given day, only answers given between 05:00 CET and 23:59 CET on that day will be counted in the overall score. That means that even if you fill out the form on a later day, your answer will not be counted… You are only allowed to answer ONCE each day!

Correct answer yesterday: Australia

The easiest so far?! At least many of you nailed it – and the lazy ones who just hit “submit” without changing country got it right today:)

Some comments,

  • I love this map. Mum wanted to get married at Melville Caves on the map (because she grew up near there, not for any orienteering reason), but her mother wouldn’t let her. Useless trivia. [Guess: Australia. Hehe, but still interesting to get some local info, Clare:)]
  • Easiest so far! [Guess: Australia. Thanks JJ – correct!]
  • I knew the answer instantly. My wife run WOC there in 1985. [Guess: Australia. Thanks Tibor, that makes it even easier for you:)]
  • I want to get to the WMOC competitions! They get the most interesting terrains :) [Guess: Australia. There was a WOC here as well, but I guess it is still the same people running WOC in -85 …]
  • This was a lazy one, I didn´t even need to change the country table. [Guess: Australia. Thanks Lars, that’s right:)]
  • For me one look – then it was clear that this map is from Australia WOC 1985 – amazing terrain and first time orienteering world champs out of Europe – my brother wanted to qualify for Austrian team but got an injury. His later wife qualified. Annichen Kringstad winning although she had big mistakes ahead of Brit Volden and Christina Blomquist -Kari Sallinen ahead of Tore Sagvolden and Egil Iversen – also I think one area to run once in your lifel [Guess: Australia. Thanks Wolfgang for the extra Trivia!]
  • Mount Kooyoora :) [Guess: Australia. Thanks JH – right!]
  • Woc 1985. Easy one [Guess: Australia. Yep, that’s right Lindström]
  • A _very_ mountainous Finland? Probably not… [Guess: Finland. Thanks Terje – but on the wrong side of the earth. Looking at the bright side, you’ll know a lot more about orienteering maps around the world on December 25th than you did before:)]
  • WOC 1985 – I think everyone knows this famous map. [Guess: Australia. Not everyone Rolf, but many:) ]
  • Mount Kooyoora :) [Guess: Australia. Thanks OBT – that’s right!]
  • Just out of the blue … some place with few population (no paths) [Guess: Canada. Sorry Peggy, the wrong place with small population…]
  • No need to change and select the country in the scroll menu today! This orienteering area is really worth a trip on the other side of the world… [Guess: Australia. Thanks Brunic – I’d like to try it out myself as well…]
  • Was about to toss a coin between France & Italy when I suddenly realised the key to this one wasn’t the big rocky outcrop but the nearly flat gullies and ephemeral water courses…. (I’m probably still wrong though) [Guess: Australia. Thanks Nic – you are perfectly right!]
  • This is nice…I guess Australia! By the way, I will check after answering, I take a risk! [Guess: Australia. Thanks Alessio – got it today again!]
  • After searching yesterday more than 1 hour for the right answer, today it takes only 5 seconds. Fortunately yesterday was a sunday and today I can work forward. Australia! [Guess: Australia. Hehe, that’s good to hear, Gigi]
  • Yeah, today it’s an easy one – we don’t even need to scroll the countries list :) As for yesterday – I supposed that Portugal is a very simple guess, but didn’t expected that map to be in such a place of the world as Kazakhstan… Well, now I’m aware :) [Guess: Australia. Thanks Vladyslav – you are back on the road again..]
  • Must start being correct again, so let’s say WOC 85. Hey, everybody who forgets to select the answer below gets it correct anyway:) [Guess: Australia. Thanks Markus, you are right again!]
  • I’m getting close to have everything wrong, and this will prob be, to!. But then I’ve just been guessing from imaging how the terrain could be, and of course, no track of which country has already been in the quiz..Stll funny! [Guess: Switzerland. You are right e-lib – you are wrong:)]
  • Pretty easy for sure, but such a nice kind of map! You had to put one from Australia here (i wish i can go there one day). [Guess: Australia. Good Tatam, you are still on the path. Tell me when you are going – might join you as it is on my plans as well:)]
  • No need to change the preselection of the menu : Australia , WOC 85. [Guess: Australia. Thanks sim]
  • There is a fence! In the middle of nowhere. Must be Australia… [Guess: Australia. Excellent Kell :)]
  • Easy one… The map is from bendigo From australia and woc 1985. Annichen kringstad Did her last woc and won it with 1 min. Top five in womens class was 4 Swedish girls and one norwiegen;) top four in the mens class was also just skandinavian men:) [Guess: Australia. Thanks for the extra infos Anton! ]
  • Oh god… Hard to find but i finally did it at 23:25.. Good Night [Guess: Australia. Thanks Jissbacke – just in time…]

Not all of you hit the jackpot on Day 17 – here is the overview over tips:

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