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WildEndurance will not be taking place in 2016. Please do not register for this year. 

 

Compulsory Gear

WildEndurance is a serious undertaking and it is important for your safety and the safety of others that you have the right gear with you to keep you safe and warm. The weather in the Blue Mountains may be warm during the day but it will definitely be cold at night. It could be freezing cold and wet for the whole weekend and it could even snow.

The following list is a summary of the compulsory gear that you must carry at all times during the event.

This list is the minimum required to ensure your safety on the course. You should think about taking some extra warm and wet weather gear with you or having some extra clothing options with your support crew.

It is critical that you carry this gear. There may be spot-checks en route, at the start and checkpoints.

Trek & Travel - our retail partner

Trek & Travel are offering all WildEndurance Participants 15% discount off their gear purchases. Get down to Kent Street (opp back of Town Hall) and you will get all the advice and help you need to ensure you have all the correct gear.

 



Per individual

  • Long sleeve thermal top (polypropylene, wool or similar). Cotton, coolmax, lycra and any compression garment will NOT be sufficient even if the compression garment is called a "thermal compression garment".
  • Long leg thermal pants (polypropylene, wool or similar). Cotton, coolmax, lycra and any compression garment will NOT be sufficient even if the compression garment is called a "thermal compression garment".
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (a plastic rain poncho is not sufficient)
  • Warm fleece top (can be left with support crew; the organiser may ask you to carry this item with you, if weather conditions are bad).
  • Beanie or balaclava or equivalent
  • Full-fingered lightweight thermal gloves
  • Emergency space blanket, light bivvy sack or equivalent
  • High Visibility Safety Vest with reflective strips that complies with "Australian Standard AS / NZS 4602:1999 -N Class for night-time use"?The vest must be clearly visible from both the front and the back, even when wearing your backpack so you must have an oversized vest that covers your whole torso and your backpack.
  • Headlamp
  • Whistle
  • Lightweight Dry Sack or plastic bag to keep your clothing dry (plastic bags, zip lock bags or dry sack)
  • Capacity to carry a minimum of 2 litres of water: water bladder or water bottles (the longest stretch between water stops on the course is approx 35km)
  • Minimum 2,100 kj (500 calories) of food (equivalent to about three muesli bars or two sandwiches)
  • Zip lock bag for your personal rubbish
  • Team bibs (provided by the organiser) to be worn on your front and visible at all times. A recommended method of securing your race number is to use an elastic waist strap like a triathlon band which allows you to easily have your number visible over the top of your outermost item of clothing. You will need to provide your own elastic waist strap if you choose to do this.


Per team

  • First aid equipment - minimum of 3 x compression bandages, 1x triangular bandage, 2 x sterile dressings, roll of strapping tape, blister care kit (eg blister block patches, Compeed®, Fixomull®, OpSite®, scissors & band aids), antiseptic wipes, painkillers, sunscreen and any relevant personal medications.
  • 1 copy of the map book, protected from getting wet in a zip lock bag or similar. Every participant will be sent the 2015 Fundraising and Map Booklet (which can also be downloaded here), containing all maps for the four legs and the corresponding leg descriptions.
  • Waterproof map case
  • A compass
  • Two mobile phones in sealed waterproof bags - Telstra NextG is strongly recommended as it has the best coverage. It is ideal to have the two phones on different networks. Click here to see the coverage for each network.
  • Full box of waterproof safety matches, preferably with long head
  • Firelighter block (eg: Jiffy or Little Lucifer) and some paper in a zip lock bag (this is for emergency use only)
  • Spare headlamp or torch


Recommended

  • Long leg thermal pants (polypropylene, wool or similar). Cotton, coolmax, lycra and any compression garments will NOT be sufficient even if the compression garment is called a 'thermal compression garment'
  • Petroleum jelly or other body lubricant
  • Cap or sun hat
  • Spare socks
  • Waterproof pants
  • Spare jackets and clothing (with support crew)
  • Spare headlamp and torch batteries (with support crew)

 

 

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