~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
Do we have to carry all our own water? Will there be places to fill up on the course?
Yes, you have to carry all your own water! The course is remote and it is not possible to have water stations along the course. You are required to have the capacity to carry at least 2L of water. A hydration bladder is a great option.
There are a few streams along the way where you could fill up, but we would recommend taking water purification tablets or an alternative.
Do we have to carry all our own food?
YES! See info on food here
Are there any marshalls / volunteers / first aid helpers on the course?
YES! There are checkpoints with course marshalls and basic first aid volunteers along the trail. But you must carry your own basic first aid supplies as outlined in the mandatory gear list.
Are there any markers to show the course on the way?
YES! The course will be well marked with fluorescent orange peak adventure trail markers.
Do we get a map?
No! See above
How long will it take?
We expect the fastest people to be finished in 3-4hours, the average to be 8-9 hours and some will take 12 hours. You must make the cut off points along the course or you will be 'short coursed' and unable to continue. The course will be cleared before dark.
What do i eat?
See our info on nutrition and snacks here
Can i volunteer?
Yes! We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills. Please contact us at
why is it more expensive this year?
We will be supplying satellite tracking systems for each team this year. This means as well as us being able to track your whereabouts and safety, your friends at home can track your progress online too! The tracking will also allow for accurate timing. The trackers also have an SOS function that can be enabled in case of an emergency.
Can i book a specific time for the return bus?
This year we will have buses departing the finish line at regular time intervals depending on demand. When you finish you can put your name down for the very next bus, or perhaps your like to enjoy dinner and a drink and catch a later one, the choice is yours.