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This race is in winter in quite high country in Victoria and you can expect to be COLD at some point. Depending on how the weather treats us on the day, it could be VERY cold and possibly wet. As such, you may well find that the standard mandatory gear in the BLR70 is not just carried for emergencies, you may well want to use it (note gloves are not mandatory in standard gear but recommended).
Please be prepared to have your pack checked at registration. You must have all mandatory gear (as specified in final briefing notes) in order to participate.
Water-proof (taper seams) jacket with hood
Thermal long-sleeved top (can be worn from start)
Emergency space blanket
Capacity to carry at least 1 litre of water
(can be bladder or flasks)
Course map - File to be supplied. Print and bring either laminated or in a waterproof map case.
Recommend to download Avenza Maps or maps.me app to phone.
1000kj of spare food (239 calories)
Head lamp - only required if leaving O'Briens Crossing after 3:30pm
Extreme Wet / Cold Gear
Extreme gear is additional to Standard and we will notify on the morning if required (so please bring up with you in case).
Thermal pants (can be worn from start)
Beanie / Balaclava