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  • Expedition Africa 2017 Race Day 2

    A very chilly yet absolutely stunning canyon greeted the tired and the already cold yesterday morning. Many teams raced through the night to reach Transition 5 late last on Monday night in order to tackle the  dark zone leg at 04h00 this morning.
    The top five teams reached Transition 6 with plenty of time to refuel and rest before their early start. Skylotec Adventure and East Wind were the first teams in the canyon this morning closely followed by Thunderbolt AR.
    More than half the field managed to race through the buffalo 'dark zone' before the zones shutdown commenced at 18h00 this evening.  All teams between CP 17 and CP 21 had to setup camp at their exact spot, and were not allowed to move until 06h45 this morning.
    To ensure the safety of all teams racing Expedition Africa, race organiser; Stephan Muller created the dark zone as a safety precaution, as athletes racing at night would not be able to see the buffalo in the area, which could create an extremely hazardous situation. 
    Team Skylotec Adventure were charged by buffalo  when passing through the same area. The marshals and ECPTA have been roaming the area, and managed to intercept the chase with their vehicle, ensuring the safety of the team. 
    Marshals are on course patrolling the area, providing an element of safety to all teams within the zone.
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  • Expedition Africa 2017 Race Day 3

    After navigating through an almost non existent bike trail, the top teams Transitioned to Kayaks after first abseiling back across the river. A short run along the beach and then back on the bikes for a marathon leg. This is day 3 of Expedition Africa 2017
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  • From the Race Director : Skylotec Adventure Penalty

    During Expedition Africa 2017, Skylotec Adventure gave an excellent performance to take a well-deserved first place. No-one, however, has a perfect race. 

    At TA7, teams received maps for the upcoming leg, on which they had to copy CPs from a master map. Skylotec forgot to do this. 

    At TA8, Skylotec discovered their mistake. Captain Jonas Andersson chose to run back to retrieve the information, but made two mistakes:
    - he went alone, thereby contravening the rule requiring all team members to stay within a specific proximity
    - he failed to take his backpack, which contained compulsory kit

    For each of these mistakes, the team was awarded a 1hr penalty. 

    Fortunately for Skylotec Adventure, these two hours were not enough to affect their podium position, and Expedition Africa is pleased that they retain the honour they richly deserve.

    Race Director Stephan Muller followed protocol in holding a meeting with all members of Skylotec Adventure to explain this decision, and give them the opportunity to respond. The meeting was recorded on video, for future reference. 

    The matter was satisfactorily resolved for all parties, and Kinetic Gear Hopes to see Skylotec Adventure at future editions of Expedition Africa.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • EA 2018 : Race Day 6

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  • EA 2018 : Race Highlights

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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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