Expedition África 2016 Distante and Disciplines

DISTANCE

    The expedition will cover approx. 520 km. Winning team 72 hours (sleep excluded), last team six days.

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    Route will consist of 16 legs with 13 transitions. 3 Cut-offs on route will be enforced for slower teams to be re-routed

    Mountain biking 53% – 273 km – 5 legs

    Trekking 31% – 161 km – 4 legs

    Kayaking 17% – 86 km – 7 legs.

    More accurate distances of individual legs will be released at registration and at Expedition briefing.

    All teams will be able to finish before Saturday night prize giving 21 May.

DISCIPLINES

    Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.

    Trekking – will involve traveling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain.

    Kayaking – kayaks will be provided by race organizers. Kayaking will be on inland rivers, lakes and white water. Generally kayaking will be permitted during both day and night. Dark zones will be enforced on white water sections. Details on white water grade and dark zones will be outlined as route scouting progresses.

    Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using maps.

    Rope work – teams will be required to complete multiple abseils in the canyoneering section
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    Swimming – teams might be required to cross rivers

    Canyoneering – teams need to be able to travel in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping and swimming.

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