Adventure

Merrell prepare for UPHILL challenge at Champs

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Merrell Adventure Addicts will be lining up amongst the world’s finest Adventure Racing teams at the start  inside an old volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion for the AR World Championships on 9 November.  The team has had a focused build up as they prepared for what promises to be a tough and technical race.  Pre-race statistics reveal ...

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The race is on!

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Expedition Africa officially kicked off this morning, 52 teams venturing along the coastline from the shores of Doringbaai onto Transition Area 1, found at the mouth of the Olifants River. The 19km trekking leg proved to be an interesting start, featuring 14 check points for teams to collect, which kept the athletes hugging this pristine coastline. Many teams were fast ...

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The Transkei is calling!

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Home to the most diverse and adventurous playground well known as the Transkei, the Merrell Transkei Tuff 150km Adventure Race awaits. This exciting and adventurous race debuted in February 2016 with only 12 teams entered and has since grown into an event that only offers 30 team or duo entries, keeping the event niche and sought after. Entries for 2018’s ...

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Plans up in Smoke, GoalPost still Standing

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When life gives you lemons, you make lemon pie, we all know that. When life sends the massive #KnysnaFires to destroy your home along with everything you own and burn down your pine plantations and livelihood, it can be difficult to find that pie recipe amidst the smouldering ashes. So we poked around and found another metaphor: “The hardest/toughest/ finest ...

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Expedition Africa 2017 has officially come to close

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39 teams ventured through the Kouga and Baviaans regions, exploring race director; Stephan Muller’s masterpiece of a course over the past week. Expedition Africa kicked off at 07h00 on 14 May 2017 where teams of four tackled the awaiting 514km route through parts of the Eastern Cape many never knew existed. The Baviaanskloof proved to be a highlight for many ...

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Day 2 of Expedition Africa 2017

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A very chilly yet absolutely stunning canyon greeted the tired and the already cold this morning. Many teams raced through the night to reach Transition 5 late last 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. ...

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Eastern Cape’s Adventure Province – Expedition Africa’s playground

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39 teams from 13 countries gathered on the Cape St Francis Beach this morning ready for a rugged Expedition Africa, featuring larger racing legs that would cover the 500km adventure race. A vuvuzela traditionally signalled the start to Africa’s Adventure Racing World Series event, where teams raced along the coastline towards Port St Francis. Race organiser, Stephan Muller received communication ...

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Expedition Africa Chooses SPOT Gen3 Satellite Trackers to Safeguard 160 Competitors

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Western Cape, South Africa – April 18, 2017 – SPOT, the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced that the organisers of this year’s Expedition Africa Adventure race, the Africa leg of the Adventure Racing World Series, have chosen to deploy SPOT Gen3 satellite trackers to enhance the tracking, monitoring and safety of the 40 teams from ...

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CAPE UNION MART OPENS ENTRIES FOR 2017 ADVENTURE FILM CHALLENGE

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Four years ago Cape Union Mart introduced the Adventure Film Challenge to encourage local adventurers, sportspersons and filmmakers to make and submit films showcasing their outdoor passions. This annual film competition is held in conjunction with the screenings of the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which Cape Union Mart brings to South Africa every October. Entries are now ...

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Expedition Africa 2017

Cape St Francis Resort was announced as host venue to the World Series Adventure Race.

The countdown to Expedition Africa 2017 has officially begun, as teams of two and four prepare for the 500km expedition through the Eastern Cape’s notorious Adventure Province. Cape St Francis Resort have preparations in full swing to host this year’s World Series event, as teams from all over the globe prepare to arrive in May. Cape St Francis Resort will ...

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