AR Desert Gaiters (v3) are ready! We’ve refined our stitching technique and design after intensive testing at Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge in December 2010.
With just over three weeks to go before they fly to South America, Team Red Ants are making final preparations for the 450km expedition race in Argentine Patagonia. This will be the first time that the team will compete overseas and the Andes will be a picture-perfect backdrop.
On Christmas Day, a mountain biker and climber completed a self-organised sea-to-summit expedition in South America. Last April, a Capetonian spent 25 days on an uninhabited island, Survivor-style, with only the clothes he was wearing and a five-litre drybag containing considered items.
Well where to start? Let’s start with a suggestion from Lisa that the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge is a must do event for SA teams and that if we were to do it we should stand a good chance of winning some prize money. Not only prize money, but that the race itself is well organised and that Cyanosis should fare well against the other teams that race ADAC.
We found formidable conditions, tough competition, high speed racing, and challenging stages. We came out with an experience of a fantastic AR stage race. We saw the best parts of a beautiful and desolate part of the world.
It started with an email, last night, from a friend asking about a race in China… and ended up as a calendar of international adventure races; events that are long enough to be worth travelling to.