The expedition course is Australia's toughest 48-hour expedition race. It is set in the unique alpine terrain, for the experienced and tough teams of four.
On the race day, a shuttle bus will transport teams to the start of the race. They will ride, trek and paddle back to the HQ, for up to 48 hours.
The leading time is expected to be 36 hours. This course will include white-water packrafting, lake paddling, trekking and mountain biking. The gear and bikes will be transported by race organisers and you will need to plan ahead what to pack into the tabs. The only access to it will be in the transition areas where you will swap disciplines. The logistic planner will be published one week prior to the race.
The course will be approximately 200 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 mountains are really big, so there will be a lot of vertical meters to climb, and making your way through the thick alpine bush is likely to be hard, energy-sapping work.
Kayaks will be supplied for lake paddling, however, you are expected to provide your own paddles, PFD. Packrafts and white-water helmets will be required for white water sections. All of these items except pacrafts are available to hire if you wish.
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.