Teams of four complete the entire course together, with a Prologue course on day one and the next morning are bussed to start their Expedition!
There is 36 hours to complete the linear course involving white water kayaking, flat water kayaking, trekking and mountain biking through highly varied terrain and steep hills .
Kayaks are supplied, paddles and PFDs hire is available during registration. This course will be tough and is for experienced outdoor types who know how to navigate well with a compass are physically and mentally fit and probably enjoy suffering.
Registration for Expedition course includes qualififcation for A1 points.
This will involve a 3-6 hr navigational challenge near HQ. It should be fast and furious, but also lots of fun.
36 hour course:
This course will certainly test your mental and physical toughness as you race all day and through the night! The lead teams should finish the course in approximately 18 hours, while the course cut off will be 36 hours. The course will be approximately 150 km in length, but don’t let the length fool you, completing the full course will be tough, there is no doubt about it. The hills around here are really big so there will be a lot of vertical metres to climb and making your way through the thick alpine bush is likely to be hard, energy sapping work.
You will have to plan your own sleeping strategy as there are no provisions given for sleeping. For most it will involve not sleeping at all until you get to the finish line.
More details about specific disciplines and requirements are to be published later in event updates.