MANDATORY GEAR

Light Kit Detail

The following equipment MUST be carried if the weather is fine:

  • Waterproof jacket with hood

Must be waterproof and not just water resistant. ie Gortex, Event or similar.

Must have sealed or taped seams.

  • Long sleeve thermal top

Ensure you get a proper thermal top.

Polypro or merino.

Compression top is NOT adequate.

Technical running top is NOT adequate.

No short-sleeves with arm warmers.

  • Map and course diagrams in a waterproof bag

Can be a zip-lock bag.

Spatial Vision’s Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide 1:50,000 Scale available at all good map shops.

An alternative map is now available and comes made from waterproof plasticised paper from Rooftop Maps Bright – Dartmouth Adventure Map. This map has a great detailed version of the course.  The line diagrams can be downloaded from “Course Description-Diagrams” in the sidebar.

You need a copy of the course notes with you.

  • Compass

NOT an electronic one such as on an iphone, Garmin or Ambit.

Must be manual with swinging needle that can be read easily.

  • Whistle

Can be in pack strap.

  • Compression Bandage (for snake bite)

Must be compression – heavy weight crepe, NOT loose crepe bandage.

Must be 10cm wide and look like this (Elastoplast or Setopress recommended).

  • Space blanket or bag
  • 1000 kilojoules of emergency food

This is in addition to any food expected to be consumed during the run.

  • Capacity to carry at least 1 litre of water

ie. bladder or bottles

  • Mobile phone

Telstra Next G has best cover and is recommended.

Full Kit Detail

The following equipment MUST be carried if weather is bad.

All items in the light kit plus the following:

  • Waterproof overpants
  • Thermal long johns

Compression tights do not count.

Must be polypropolene, merino or similar.

  • Warm beanie or buff
  • Gloves

Can be lightweight running gloves.

  • Extra 3000 kilojoules emergency food

Imagine being stuck overnight in a hut with no food!

  • Cigarette lighter or waterproof matches

For use in huts if needed.

  • PLB – Absolutely optional and for absolute emergency use only.

If you have any doubts about your gear, then there is a good change ot won’t pass the check.

Without the appropriate gear, you cannot start the race. Bring spares, or check before leaving home. Only limited supplies available at Mt Beauty shops.

 

In Summary

Light and Heavy Kits

  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Long sleeve thermal top
  • Map & course notes in waterproof bag
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Compression bandage
  • Space blanket
  • 1,000 kJ food
  • 1 litre bladder/bottles
  • Phone

Heavy kit (extra)

  • Waterproof overpants
  • Thermal long-johns
  • Beanie/buff
  • Gloves
  • 3,000 kJ food
  • Lighter/matches

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