HERE IS THE MANDATORY KIT LIST FROM THE 2018 EVENT FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES. IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES FOR THE 2019 EVENT THIS WILL BE COMMUNICATED IN THE PRE-EVENT DOCUMENTATION.
The Kit List has been published in the Essential Event Information document which can be viewed here.
Carrying this kit is a requirement of the Event and forms part of our planning in ensuring reasonable measures are put in place to keep you safe should anything go wrong during this adventurous endeavour. We ask you not to take short cuts or ‘second guess’ our advice. For instance, the carrying of waterproofs is required even if rain is not forecast as a means to prevent cooling down too fast if you get injured in a location that is very exposed to wind – remember you may be very tired and sweaty, and who says the forecast is always right?
The emergency kit is important for several reasons:
- It helps you to help yourself should you have a problem.
- We are in this together and you may need to assist others if they have a problem.
- In the case of an incident our Race Control and Medical teams will make decisions based on the knowledge that you all have this equipment.
- Carrying the kit is a requirement for everyone and hence provides an equal and fair challenge.
- It is part of our risk assessment process that is shared with insurers. Your insurance may be invalid if you do not follow our advice.
- If your lack of kit preparation contributes to making an incident more serious, then you may be avoidably drawing resources from our medical team and the emergency services at the expense of others.
- Without the kit you will be unable to complete registration. If during the race you are not carrying the mandatory kit then you will be disqualified and deemed to have not completed the challenge.
Waterproofs and bivvy bag notes:
Our kit list includes waterproof trousers and jackets with TAPED SEAMS as a minimum standard. See photograph of what a taped seam look like in the Essential Event Information here, so you know what our team will be checking.
There is also a need for an emergency bivvy bag. Blankets are NOT acceptable as these do not meet the needs of having to survive when injured and immobile on a mountain side in bad weather while waiting for assistance.
There is no race pack without showing these items so best not arrive without them. This is non-negotiable.