MANDATORY EQUIPMENT TO BE PROVIDED BY PARTICIPANT:

 

  • Backpack

  • Sleeping bag:  Temperature rating of  Zero Celsius (32F) or lower.   

  • Note: the manufacturer's label must be intact and reflect that this minimum requirement is met. No alternatives (e.g. silk liner) will be acceptable. If a label is not available on the sleeping bag, a printout of the manufacturer's sleeping bag specifications which includes the temperature rating must be presented at the mandatory race check-in.

  • Sleeping pad

  • Light down jacket

  • Poncho

  • Compass

  • Knife with a minimum 5cm blade

  • Signal mirror at least 6cm in diameter

  • Whistle

  • Space blanket (at least 2.2 metres by 1.4 metres in size)

  • Two head lamps with spare batteries, each headlamp must be a minimum of 200 lumens

  • Red flashing light (to be afixed to backpack for night stage)

  • Participants must supply their own containers for water 

  • A minimum of 2,000 calories per day for each of the days remaining in the race (a minimum of 14,000 calories at the start of Stage 1)

  • Country flag patch for your left shirt sleeve, to be worn everyday during the race

  • Blister Kit - (alcohol wipes, hypodermic needle, paper tape, elastic tape e.g. Elastikon, Leukotape)

Tip

Weight will be a crucial factor and we therefore recommend that you select the lightest possible gear and equipment when making your choices.

Spot checks for mandatory equipment will be conducted during the race.

 

TO BE PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZERS:

  • Race Course Book

  • Emergency electrolyte replacement tablets at camps and checkpoints

  • Race Passport

 

RECOMMENDED ITEMS (not mandatory): 

  • Gaiters

  • Cap (sahara hat with neck flap, if you prefer)

  • Foot powder

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Sunscreen

  • Electrolytes

  • Lip balm with sunscreen

  • Toilet paper

  • Wet wipes

  • Buff

  • Sunglasses

  • Spork (spoon/fork)

  • Small amount of duct tape

  • Ear plugs

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