Gear and Equipment Required

Wetsuit: Everyone needs a wetsuit for rafting. We strongly suggest full-length wetsuits for warmth and protection.  (plus wear running shoes & bike helmet).

Mountain bike: Everyone needs a mountain bike. Each team needs tools for basic trail repairs. You'll need front & rear bike lights if you're night riding.

COMPULSORY GEAR

This gear needs to be carried by the team for ALL hiking and biking stages

3-Hour Individual Gear

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Warm thermal jersey

  • Thermal top

  • Thermal pants (leggings)

  • Warm hat or Buff® tubular

  • Warm gloves

  • Backpack

3-Hour Team Gear

  • Basic first aid kit (minimum; bandage, strapping tape, pain killers)

  • Compass

  • Phone

  • Headtorch


6-Hour Individual Gear

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Waterproof over trousers / pants

  • Warm thermal jersey

  • Thermal top

  • Thermal pants (leggings)

  • Warm hat or Buff® tubular

  • Warm gloves

  • Backpack

  • Headtorch

6-Hour Team Gear

  • Basic first aid kit (minimum; bandage, strapping tape, pain killers)

  • Compass

  • Survival blanket

  • Phone


9-Hour Individual Gear

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Waterproof over trousers / pants

  • Warm thermal jersey

  • Thermal top

  • Thermal pants (leggings)

  • Warm hat or Buff® tubular

  • Warm gloves

  • Whistle

  • Headtorch

  • Survival blanket

  • Backpack

9-Hour Team Gear

  • Basic first aid kit (minimum; bandage, strapping tape, pain killers)

  • Compass

  • Phone

+ Maps and Control Card (supplied)

Support Crew

Each team needs its own support crew. Ideally 2-3 people is the best number, but some teams manage fine with 1-person. The support crew meet the team at the Transition Areas (TA's) and help the team to change from one discipline to the next. We strongly suggest a 4WD vehicle as the crew vehicle, motor homes, trailers and large vehicles are not ideal for the areas the TA's are. Each team is permitted 1-support vehicle only due to the limited space in the TA's.