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
  • Warm gloves
  • Backpack
  • Headtorch

3-Hour Team Gear

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

6-Hour Individual Gear

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over trousers / pants
  • Warm thermal jersey
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal pants (leggings)
  • Warm hat
  • 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
  • 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.