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ALPINE CHALLENGE AUSTRALIA’S HARDEST 100 VICTORIAN ALPS

BOGONG FEATHERTOP HOTHAM

100 mile - 100 km - 60 km

SOLO - TEAM - RELAY 29TH NOV - 01ST DEC 2014


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Set in Victoria’s stunning Alpine National Park, the Alpine Challenge will test you to the limit as you traverse some of the toughest and most exposed areas of the Australian Alps. Choose from 4 events: • • • •

100 mile 7000m ascent Solo/Team Alpine Skyrun 100km 5000m ascent Solo / Team Challenge 60km 2000m ascent 1 day Ultra 60km 2000m ascent 2 day Stage Run

Commit to as little as 15km in a relay team or 160km!

Entry fee

Early Bird $265 per person closes 31st July Normal $330 per person 1st August — 15th October Late $400 per person 16th October—7th November

2013 winner Gill Fowler “The winds had the final say atop Mt Bogong-Warby Corner before the finish line at the La Sportiva Alpine Challenge 100Ml this weekend, but not before I had climbed them 7 times! The last 30kms will have to wait till next year. Thanks to my support crew Damian and Vincent, and to Paul for an organising an excellent race weekend!”

(late entries are not guaranteed a running top)

All runners receive an official Alpine Skyrun running top and ones who finish within the cut off receive an Alpine Challenge running cap. Runners / teams will be provided with a PLB (1 per team) for the duration of the event.

No entries accepted after 7th November

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Categories

100mile Solo, Team, Relay Team 100km Solo, Team, Relay Team 60km Solo, Team, Relay Team 30km + 30km Stage Run Solo, Team, Relay Team

Gretel Fortmann “Beautiful day out in the mountains for the Alpine Challenge 100km. It was great to see so many friends run strong in some tough weather conditions, the camaraderie was great out on the trails.”

Cut offs -all runners /walkers must complete their event within a time limit, and specific stage limits. 100mile = 44 hours 100km & 60km = 36 hours. (100 mile event is only open to runners due to cut offs)

Age limit - minimum age for an entrant is 18 years. Support - all runners must provide their own support crews

Matt Cooper “Bogong Summit made and as I smiled touching the Cairn on top it was well worth it”


100 MILE Stage 1 Bogong Village – Warby Corner (Check Point / relay change over)15km Stage 2 Warby Corner – Mt Bogong – Quartz Ridge -Langfords Gap (relay change over) 42km Stage 3 Langfords Gap – Pole 333 (Checkpoint) 14km Stage 4 Pole 333 - Mt Loch Car Park (Check Point / relay change over) 15km Stage 5 Mt Loch -Harrietville (Check Point / relay change over) 16km Stage 5 Harrietville –Mt Feathertop –Pole 333 (Check Point) 25.5km Stage 6 Pole 333 – Bogong Village 20.5km

HARRIETVILLE


MOUNT BOGONG

START/FINISH

WARBY CORNER

LANGFORDS GAP

MOUNT FEATHERTOP

POLE 333

MOUNT HOTHAM


MOUNT BOGONG

100 KM START/FINISH

WARBY CORNER

LANGFORDS GAP

POLE 333

Stage 1 Bogong Village–Warby Corner (CP / relay change over)15km Stage 2 Warby Corner–Mt Bogong–Langfords Gap (relay change over) 42km Stage 3 Langfords Gap–Pole 333 (CP) 14km Stage 4 Pole 333–Bogong Village 20.5km


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60 KM

60 KM MAP PLACED HERE START/FINISH

WARBY CORNER

LANGFORDS GAP

COPE HUT

POLE 333

Stage 1 Bogong Village–Warby Corner (CP / relay change over)15km Stage 2 Warby Corner–Cope Hut (Finish day 1 stage run / Start day 2) 10km Stage 3 Cope Hut–Pole 333 (CP) 4 km Stage 4 Pole 333–Bogong Village 20.5km


The official jacket of the Buffalo Stampede

THE HELIUM II JACKET Built for rainstorm protection, the Helium II is lighter, more breathable and 30% more waterproof than its predecessor. An ultra-compressible piece you’ll never leave behind. The Helium II is so light (180g), and packs down so small, you’ll forget it’s in your pack until you throw it on to ward off a sudden downpour. Compressible to the size of a muesli bar and completely waterproof and windproof, the Helium II doesn’t waste space or add more than a feather’s-worth of weight. Available in Men’s and Women’s specific models.

To find your closest Outdoor Research stockist email sales@intertrek.com.au or call 02 9417 5755

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Mandatory safety equipment All participants must provide and carry the following safety equipment with them: • Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (gortex, pertex or similar) • Waterproof and windproof pants (gortex, pertex or similar) • Spare long sleeved thermal top and long johns (not “skins” or equivalent) • Beanie/hat • Windproof and waterproof gloves • Waterproof map of the area & compass or GPS (Knowledge of how to use them in both day and night conditions). (Spatial Vision – Bogong Alpine Area 1:50,000) • Lighter or waterproof matches • Whistle • First Aid kit including: • Emergency space blanket/bag • Personal First aid requirements, bandaids, antiseptic, painkillers etc • 10cm elastic bandage for snake bites/sprains • Mobile phone (1 per solo runner / 2 per team or relay team – Telstra provides the best coverage) • Torch and spare batteries (plus spare batteries for GPS) • Food – for the run and emergency food if lost In addition all participants must carry the following safety equipment provided by event organisers: • Personal Location Beacon or similar (1 per solo/ team) • Emergency heat pack Ancillary Equipment • Bivy bag • Camera • Sleeping bag and mat (with support crew) • Stove/billy etc (with support crew) • Spare Clothing (with support crew) Warning In the past a number of participants have tried to take short cuts on safety and equipment. As a result all participants are warned that failure to have the approved mandatory safety equipment at the event and at gear checks conducted at random during the event will result in disqualification and the participant being removed from the event.

Unacceptable gear If you bring this equipment, you will NOT be permitted to start • Water resistant jackets/over-pants • Jacket without a hood • “Skins” or equivalent are not acceptable as thermal top / bottom • Snake bite bandage less than 10cm / Non elasticised bandages NB: for the last two years runners have experienced sub zero conditions during the night run with strong winds. If you have any questions please contact Race Director: Paul Ashton Phone: 0418 136 070 E-mail: runningwild56@tpg.com.au


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