Each year, the course will be different and will consist of kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and a few other surprises!
The logistics planner will be released two weeks prior to the race leaving you with time to plan your packing and strategy, while the exact course will only be revealed prior to the event. All teams will receive the course map at the same time and will have just a few hours to plan their strategy and route!
While the exact route taken is up to individual teams, they need to find control points using topographical maps and satellite images marked on the maps provided as they complete each leg or discipline. Race organizers will transport your gear (including bikes) between transition areas as you swap from one discipline to another. The first team to successfully navigate all of the checkpoints and cross the finish line with all team members will be the winner.
If you’re a novice team, we suggest you start on the Explore course, but for the truly adventurous, you can still join the Expedition course if you wish! It will test and push you possibly to limits you didn’t know existed. Some first - time teams won’t manage to finish the course but plenty of first time teams are still likely to manage it. Are you up for an amazing alpine challenge?
Mountain biking, trekking and kayaking (both white water and flat) will be the main disciplines. We may incorporate a few other tasks as part of your journey. Being competent at white water paddling is a must for Expedition course. Peak Adventure run white water training days throughout the year, which will ensure you can safely assess and paddle the type of rivers that are likely to be used during the race. Expedition course teams will have to prove their white water experience or attend Peak Adventure training session which will be held 2 days prior the race. Other disciplines details will be available during event updates.
Teams will be provided with topographic maps with marked control points. It be your teams choice on what route is the best to take. Sometimes the best route might be threading your way through thick bush, other times it may be to follow tracks which allow you to move faster but might be longer in distance.
If you are not confident with navigation, you should definitely attend an Adventure Junkie training day, Peak Adventure Training week, and/or practice at orienteering or rogaining events.