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  • 2018 Expedition Africa : Namaqua | Photo Highlights

    Sit back and remember the wild adventures of Expedition Africa 2018.

    Photography by Bruce Viaene & Kisten Oliver
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  • EA 2018 : Race Highlights

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  • EA 2018 : Race Day 6

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  • EA 2018 : Race Day 5

    EA 2018 : Race Day 5

    "The winners arrive"

    After almost 95 hours on the course Team Blizzard from Russia crossed the finish line. While at the same time many team were still moving through the canyon leg.

    One of the highlights for the front teams was the 100m abseil with a spectacular view over the wide valley below.

    The weather again was challenging for the teams as they moved closer and closer to the finish. Celebrations were in full swing as the front teams crossed the finish.

    The middle and back teams were either still in the canyon or on the final cycle leg. Legs were tired and feet blistered and sore but teams still pushed on.

    It has been a real adventure for many teams.
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  • EA2018 : Race Day 4

    EA2018 : Race Day 4

    "Climbing and then some more climbing"

    A cold, wet and long night on the trek leg challenged many teams and emotions were high.

    The beauty and splendour of the Cederberg is unique and course took teams through varied terrain.

    Most of day 4 for the teams was a combination of cycle, trek cycle and at this stage it was essential that teams were well prepared for the elements.
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  • EA2018 : Race Day 3

    "This is an individual journey but more than that its about looking after your team"

    Day 3 was a mixture of emotions. The elation and fortune of being in amazing surroundings is exceptionally special. The challenge to get through a massive cycle leg through cold, rain and wind is mentally and physically draining.

    This is a sport that allows athletes to experience this melting pot of emotions and essentially be stronger for the experience.

    At this stage of the race the athletes will need to rely on their own courage and on each other.
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  • EA 2018 : Race Day 2

    RACE DAY 2 - VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

    "In the morning the light will come"

    Day 2 was always going to be a huge challenge. Teams spent almost 16 hours out on LEG 3 and arrived at T3 tired and hungry. After a full day of non-stop racing and LEG 4 looming it was critical that Teams supported each other. The 198km MTB Leg was extremely challenging pushing teams both physically and mentally. The cold, wet, windy conditions made this leg one to remember. The fastest time on this leg has been 15 hours 30 mins.
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  • Race Day 1

    Teams lined up at the start of Expedition Africa 2018 in the picturesque fishing village of Doringbaai, Namaqua West Coast.

    The route started along the wild and rugged coastline and moved up towards the small Town of Papendorp on the mouth of the Olifants River.

    Teams paddled upstream through magnificent private vineyards towards the beautiful Town of Lutzville.

    Teams were welcomed into transition at Bellpost Wines a family owned boutique wine business.

    Teams moved through the night on a difficult trek leg and will be inspired by the hope of a sunrise ahead of Day 2.

    Its sure to be an amazing journey.
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  • EA 2018 : Final Prep Day

    It's The day before the start of Expedition Africa 2018 And with the teams having access to more info about the route earlier than previous editions, there was definitely a more relaxed atmosphere In all the different camps. Team KeyHelath Neverest joined the local park run before joining up with the rest of the teams to collect their race passports in Vreedendal. The rest of the day was spent finalising equipment and gathering the last of the needed supplies. The biggest surprise of the day though has to be the unexpected rain storm that descended on Van Ryhnsdorp, the first in 3 years!
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  • EA 2018 : Registration day

    After a good nights sleep and a well deserved breakfast at Letsatsi Lodge's Red Ox Steak House, the teams made their way to registration and compulsory equipment check. Namaqua west coast will offer up a challenging route with very limited access to food, water and outside help. It is extremely important that they carry with them all necessary equipment and be self sufficient between transitions. The teams also took part in the traditional flag parade which lead them down the main street through Van Rhyns Dorp and back into Letsatsi lodge. The evening ended off with a traditional "Braai" prepared by Namaqua West Coast Tourism.
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