The safety of the participants is our priority. Wilderness requires respect and Alpine environment requires double respect. Weather can change very quickly, therefore, we would strongly advise being careful with choosing the race gear. 

All participants are required to carry mandatory items from the list below.

Some items are all-time team gear, which means all teams have to carry this gear during the entire course. 

Some items are required only during specific sections: such as kayaking or mountain bike sections gear. These items team will need to have in specific stages in addition to the all-time gear. 

Mandatory equipment can be 'per team' or 'per person' basis. 

'X Per team' means X number of items is sufficient per team (such as first aid kit, for example, is '1 per team'). 'Per person' basis means every member has to have this piece of gear (such as jacket, for example, is 'per person'). 

Some items might be required in case of colder weather, which means they have to be brought to the event and it will be announced on the briefing if we request to carry this additional gear for the whole event or for some sections of the course, depending on the weather forecast. These items are marked as ‘cold weather only’.

 

Explore course

 

ALL-TIME

  • GSM Live Tracker -  per team.

  • First aid kit – 1 per team. (two crepe bandages, adhesive tape, wound dressing and six adhesive dressings, triangular bandage), other personal medication such as painkillers, etc. We strongly encourage carrying heavy crepe bandages as snakes are going to be an issue in the middle of the summer and a lot of them are very active.

  • Whistle – per person.

  • Compass – 1 per team.

  • Wind and waterproof jacket – per person.

  • Thermal top long sleeve – per person. It could be either in backpack or on you. Cold weather only, advised at registration if required to carry.

  • Survival emergency blanket – per person.

  • Water bottle or bladder minimum 1 l – per person.

  • Set of maps, descriptions with listed emergency contacts – 1 per team. Provided by organisers.

  • Mobile phone (Telstra) – 1 per team.

 

MTB STAGES

  • Mountain bike – per person.

  • Helmet – per person.

 

KAYAKING STAGES

  • Double kayak – 2 per team. Provided by organisers.

  • PFD – per person. Provided by organisers.

  • Double paddle – per person. Provided by organisers.

  • Footwear – per person. There will be some CPs where you need to walk to get them.

Scroll down to see the recommended equipment section. 

 

Expedition course 

 

LOGISTICS

You will have to provide the following boxes and bags for gear transportation:

  • Bike box of specific dimensions - per person.

If your box is bigger we will not be able to transport it around the course. There are three options: 

  1. Qantas/Virgin blue box from most of the airports ($25) - cover it with contact and it should do the job for one race. 
  2. Get a corflute one: https://envirobikebox.com.au (~$180 but will last for many years and is weatherproof)
  3. Do it yourself: Length: 140cm (55in), Width: 30cm (12in), Height: 80cm (32in)

Bike box will have 30 kg limit (with all your bike gear in)

 

  • Gear box - 1 per team. We require a specific box so we can stack during transportation:

Dimensions: 829 x 530 x 384mm. Can be purchased in SuperCheapAuto

  • Kayak gear bag - 1 per team. Big enough to fit all your team paddling gear.

  • Paddles bag - 1 per team.  Or some arrangement to tighten four paddles up together for transportation.

 

ALL-TIME EQUIPMENT:

 

All-time equipment will have to travel with you at all time, when you are out on the course racing

  • Satellite Tracker - 1 per team. Provided by organisers. Note, Day 1 and Day 2 trackers may be different units.

  • First aid kit – 1 per team. (two crepe bandages, adhesive tape, wound dressing and six adhesive dressings, triangular bandage), other personal medication such as painkillers, etc. We strongly encourage carrying heavy crepe bandages as snakes are going to be an issue in the middle of the summer and a lot of them are very active.

  • Whistle – per person.

  • Compass – per person.

  • Water-resistant torch with sufficient batteries – per person.

  • Wind and waterproof jacket – per person.

  • Thermal top long sleeve, could be either in a backpack or on you – per person.

  • Survival emergency blanket – per person.

  • Water bottle or bladder minimum 1.5 l – per person.

  • Set of maps, descriptions with listed emergency contacts (provided by organisers) – 1 per team.

  • Mobile phone (Telstra) – 1 per team.

 

Additionally, if the weather forecast will be below 10 degrees overnight or inclement weather expected, we may add into the all-time mandatory gear list:

  • Water and windproof pants – per person.

  • Fleece top – per person.

  • Long tights – per person.

  • Balaclava, buff or beanie – per person.

  • Full finger gloves - per person.

 

MTB STAGES

 

  • Mountain bike – per person.

  • Rear and front lights with sufficient batteries – per person.

  • Helmet – per person.

  • Repair kit – 1 per team. (minimum two tubes, pump and tire levers)

 

KAYAKING STAGES

 

  • Kayak – 2 per team, provided by organisers.

  • PFD – per person, not provided - hire is available $5 per PFD.

  • Double paddle – per person, not provided - hire is available $5 per paddle.

  • Footwear – per person. There will be some CPs where you need to walk to get them.

  • Throw bag -  2 per team.

  • White water helmet - per person - hire is available at Peakadventure

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT (BOTH COURSES)

Apart from mandatory equipment above it is recommended to consider carrying items on the suggested equipment list:

 

ALL-TIME

 

  • Sunscreen – 1 per team.

  • Sunglasses – per person.

  • Sufficient nutrition – per person.

  • Electrolyte drinks preventing dehydration – per person.

  • Dry bag – per person.

  • Long tights – per person. 

  • Balaclava, buff or beanie – per person.

  • Gloves – per person.

  • Insect repellents – 1 per team.

  • Waterproof map case – 1 per team.

 

TREKKING STAGES

 

  • Gaiters – per person.

  • Waterproof map case – 1 per team.

  • Trekking poles - per person.

 

MTB STAGES

 

  • Map board – 2 per team, can be hired during on-line registration or purchased at AJ website (you can receive it at the on-site check-in)

  • Full repair kit – 1 per team, (in addition to minimal list it is advised to have multi-tool, chain breaker, spare chain links, patches).

  • Bike computer – 2 per team.

  • Bike gloves – per person.