Adventurers experience Northern Grampians

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HARD SLOG: Team Thought Sports Shotz Nutrition beginning the club to the top of Mt Stapylton. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDThought SportsShotz Nutrition has won the two-day Grampians Adventure Challenge ahead ofDynamite Adventure Racing Park who were close behind in second at the weekend.

Teams of adventurers keen for a challenge, kayaked, abseiled, mountain biked and hiked their way across the northernGrampians for the event.

There was also separate trail runs held on each day.

Paul Gruber from team Dynamite Adventure Racing Park said the competition had provided a valuable insight into some less traveled sections of the Grampians.

“Everyone just loved the course, and it has really opened my eyes to some of the lesser known treasures the Northern Grampians has tucked away,” he said.

This event is usually known as the Winter Challenge but due to the sunshine was nothing like its name.

Adventure racing is an outdoor sport where teams of four or two mustnavigate their way to checkpoints using only a map and compass.

Competitors from South Australia and New South Wales came to participate in the two day challenge.

They race beganZumstein Picnic Ground with competitors running along MacKenzie Creek to MacKenzie Falls and then ending up at Wartook Reservoir on Saturday,

From there they had to paddle across the lake to reach even more checkpoints.

The competitors found their way to Mt Stapylton carpark by mountain biking across Mt Difficult.

The teams then made their way up the rocks to an abseiling point.

After safely descending the groups then faced a climb to the top of Mount Stapylton.

The final stage for the day included the teams making their way to Laharum Grove.

The next day all the teams gathered at the Zumstein Picnic Ground for the second part of their challenge.

The teams mountain biked their way through dirt tracks, attempting to find checkpoints hidden along the way and soon found themselves at Lake Wartook again.

With the weather being windier than the day before it made the paddle just a little bit more challenging than usual.

After an easy downhill ride to get to the Asses Ears they were then faced with a grueling climb to the top.

With only a short ride left to go, teams raced back to the Wander Inn where they were treated with a great meal.

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