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wel come Wel comet ot heHel der ber gMount ai nChal l enge2019 Thi sepi cmount ai nadv ent ur eov ert hi smagi cmount ai n,now i ni t s10t hy ear ,makesupt he s ec onds t agei nt het hr eer ac eBosS por tMount ai nChal l engeS er i es ,ampl i f i edbyJ ay bi r d. TheHel der ber gMount ai nChal l engewasl aunc hedbyWi l dr unneri n2010,andf ort hel as t ni ney ear shass et t l edi nasoneoft het oughes tkayf orkaymount ai nr ac eofi t ’ ski ndi nt he c ount r y .Thos eunpr epar edf ori t ’ ss t eepas c entanddes c entc anoptf ort he11km r un ar oundt hel owers l opes . Weni c knamedt hi shi ddengem ast hemagi c almount ai n,f orbey ondt hef r ontf ac i ngwal lof t hei ndomi nabl eWes tPeaki saj aggedr i dgl i nel eadi ngt ot hebas eoft heenor mouss out her n r oc kwal lofHel der ber gDomeat1137m.S eemi ngl yi mpas s abl ebutf oras l opi ngr amp upwar dt ot henar r ow boul ders t r ewnr i dgel i nel eadi ngt oi t ’ ss ummi t .I tf eel sr aw,wi l dand unt amed.Magi c al .Chal l enger sar eabl et oc hoos ebet weent hr eedi s t anc es ;24km,15km or 11km. Li ni ngupt hi sy eart oget herwi t has mal lbr av ef i el dofhar dendmount ai nr unner sar ean el i t ef i el di nc l udi ngt hel i kesofBer nar dRukadz a,Ll ewel l enGr oenev el d,Luc asAdams , S i v i weNkombi ,Hay l eyPr een,CanaPeek,Pet eCal i t zandJ onoBl ac kt onameaf ew. Thi si st heev entgui det ohel py ounav i gat et hemos ti mpor t anti nf or mat i on.Thanky ouf or y ours uppor tandwel ookf or war dt os eei ngy ouont hes t ar tl i neonS un18t hAugus t .I fy ou hav eanyques t i onspl eas edon’ thes i t at et oc ont ac tuson0724383242.


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Accumul at i ve +2, 150m Accumul at i ve -2, 150m WTG:Or ange7C

Ther ac es t ar t si nt heHel der ber gNat ur eRes er v egar densandt henheadsupi nt ot henat ur er es er v eandmount ai nshi ghabov e.Par t i c i pant sar ei mmedi at el ymetwi t hanas c entf r om t hegetgo,af ai rs i gnoft hi ngst o c ome!Thes t ar toft her ac ei spr edomi nant l yonopenr es er v ej eept r ac ki nt er s per s edwi t hs ec t i onsofhi ki ng t r ai lt hatof f erabr i efr es pi t ef r om t her el ent l es sc l i mb.Byt he4, 6km mar kr unner swoul dhav eal r eadyc l ai med at ot alof515met er sofv er t i c alel ev at i ongai n,andi ti sher et hatt her out et ur nsi nt ot hef or es t edDi s aGor ge. Att heent r anc et ot hef or es ti st heonl yguar ant eednat ur alwat erpoi ntont het r ai l ,af t ert hi sy ou’ r e100%r el i antony ourowns uppl i es . Fr om Di s aGor geent r anc et het r ai lget ss t eeperandmor ebr ut alaswehi tt her oc kyPor c upi neBut t r es sonour wayt ot het opofWes tPeak.At5, 8km y ou’ v er eac hedas addl ewher et hi ngsl ev eloutf oraf ew met er sbef or e anot hert oughr oc kyc l i mbt ot hes ummi tofWes tPeak( RCP1)at6, 4km ( 947m) .Att hes ummi ty ouwi l lpas st he RCP1c hec kpoi ntandt i mi ngs t at i onbef or ebegi nni ngt heel ev at i ondr opbac kdown.Thef i r s tbi tofdownhi l li s v er yt ec hni c alr i dgel i ner unni ngwi t haf ew bi gdr opof f snear by .Thi sev ent ual l yt ur nsi nt oaf unr ol l erc oas t er ofadownhi l lal lt hewaydownt oACP2at10, 8km ( 1147m) .Thi si sal s ot hes ec ondc hec kpoi ntandr unner sneed t obes ur et opas st het i mi ngboxt obec apt ur ed. Af t eraqui c kr ef r es hment ,t hef uns t ar t sal lov eragai nandi fy out houghtt hatc l i mbt owar dsWes tPeakwas t ough,y ounow hav et oheadbac kupi tf oras ec ondt i mear ound!Onc er eac hi ngt hes addl ef ort hes ec ondt i me ( 12, 9km and1628m) ,wet akeat ur nt ot her i ghtt hi st i mear ound,headi ngt owar dst hehi ghes tpoi ntont he c our s eatHel der ber gDome.Thef i r s ts ec t i ont akesy ouonat ec hni c alf as tt r av er s et oagul l yc l i mb.Att het op oft hegul l yat r av er s ei nt ot hemas s i v egr eyr oc kf ac eoft heHel der ber gDome-wi t honwar dpas s ages eemi ngl y i mpos s i bl e.Butas har pt ur nandagul l ygetust ot heboul der yr i dgeway .Ther ei sz er oembar r as s menti npower hi ki ngt hi ss ec t i on( wi t haf ew t ear s ) .Onc eatt het opoft het r ai lr unner ss t i l lneedt onav i gat et hei rwayov era f ew VW beet l es i z edboul der st ot heHi ghes tPoi ntoft hedomeat14, 3km ( RCP3) .Her er unner swi l lneedt o makes ur et heyr unpas tt het i mi ngbox,aswel lasgett hei rnumberr ec or ded. Par t i c i pant st henmaket hei rwaybac kdownt hewayt heyc ameup.Bynomeansaneas ydownhi l lasi ti ss uper t ec hni c alt heent i r ewaydown.Runner smaket hei rwaybac kar oundt hemount ai nt owar dst hes addl eandt hen c ommenc et hei rf i nalpeakoft heday-t hes ec onds ummi tofWes tPeak( 16, 2km and2100m) .Fi nal l yi t ’ sal l downhi l l .Onc eagai nt hes amedownhi l lt owar dsACP2( 20, 4km)andt henf or t unat el y ,i ns t eadoft aki ngal ef t bac kupt hemount ai n,r unner sc ont i nueheadi ngdown,s wi t c hi ngbet weenj eept r ac k,r es er v ehi ki ngt r ai l sand gar denpat hsal lt hewaybac kt ot hef i ni s hl i ne.


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Accumul at i ve +1, 013m Accumul at i ve -1, 013m WTG:Gr een6C

Ther ac es t ar t si nt heHel der ber gNat ur eRes er v egar densandt henheadsupi nt ot henat ur er es er v eandmount ai nshi ghabov e.Par t i c i pant sar ei mmedi at el ymetwi t hanas c entf r om t hegetgo,af ai rs i gnoft hi ngst o c ome!Thes t ar toft her ac ei spr edomi nant l yonopenr es er v ej eept r ac ki nt er s per s edwi t hs ec t i onsofhi ki ng t r ai lt hatof f erabr i efr es pi t ef r om t her el ent l es sc l i mb. Byt he4, 6km mar kr unner swoul dhav eal r eadyc l ai medat ot alof515met er sofv er t i c alel ev at i ongai n,andi ti s her et hatt her out et ur nsi nt ot hef or es t edDi s aGor ge.Att heent r anc et ot hef or es ti st heonl yguar ant eednat ur alwat erpoi ntont het r ai l ,af t ert hi sy ou’ r e100%r el i antony ourowns uppl i es . Fr om Di s aGor geent r anc et het r ai lget ss t eeperandmor ebr ut alaswehi tt her oc kyPor c upi neBut t r es sonour wayt ot het opofWes tPeak.At5, 8km y ou’ v er eac hedas addl ewher et hi ngsl ev eloutf oraf ew met er sbef or e anot hert oughr oc kyc l i mbt ot hes ummi tofWes tPeak( RCP1)at6, 4km ( 947m) . Att hes ummi ty ouwi l lpas st heRCP1c hec kpoi ntandt i mi ngs t at i onbef or ebegi nni ngt heel ev at i ondr op bac kdown.Thef i r s tbi tofdownhi l li sv er yt ec hni c alr i dgel i ner unni ngwi t haf ew bi gdr opof f snear by . Thi sev ent ual l yt ur nsi nt oaf unr ol l erc oas t erofadownhi l lal lt hewaydownt oACP2at10, 8km ( 1147m) . Thi si sal s ot hes ec ondc hec kpoi ntandr unner sneedt obes ur et opas st het i mi ngboxt obec apt ur ed. Af t erACP2t he15km par t i c i pant skeepr i ghtandc ont i nueheadi ngdownt hemount ai ns wi t c hi ng bet weenj eept r ac k,r es er v ehi ki ngt r ai l sandgar denpat hsal lt hewaybac kt ot hef i ni s hl i ne.


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Accumul at i ve +575m Accumul at i ve -575m WTG:Gr een4B

Theonl yonec ar r y i ngt he‘ r un’l abel ,t hi si st het ameki t t en,f unr unni ngv er s i onoft heot her wi s e beas t l yHel der ber gMount ai nChal l enge-wel lal mos t . . . Al t houghi tdoes n’ tc omewi t hal lt her el ent l es sc l i mbi ngt hati t st wobi gbr ot herhav e,i t ’ sbyno meansaf l atr un.Thegr eatpar thowev eri st hatal lc l i mbi ngt akespl ac ei nt hef i r s thal fandi t ’ sal l downhi l lf ort hes ec ondhal f .S oi fy ouar eas hor t erc our s et r ai lr unner ,j uni or ,nov i c eors omeone whoj us tpr ef er st ot akei nt hes uperac c es s i bl ef undi s t anc e–t hi sone’ sf ory ou. Thi sr ac ei st het hi r dt os t ar tf r om t heHel der ber gNat ur eRes er v egar densandheadsi nt ot he Nat ur eRes er v eal ongt hes ameas c entast he15km and24km. Theopeni ngki l omet er sc r i s sc r os si t swayupt hel owers l opesofHel der ber gmount ai nt owar dsDi s a Gor ge,s wi t c hi ngbet weenuphi l lj eept r ac kandhi ki ngt r ai l s .As hor twayupDi s aGor geandy ou’ v e r eac hedt hehi ghpoi ntat4. 7km and473m) . Af t erabeaut i f ult r av er s ey oubegi nt hez i gz agdes c entt ot hef i ni s hv i at henet wor kof r es er v ekeept r ac ks ,hi ki ngt r ai l sandgar denpat hs .


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