April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 amR1375 - R1750
The Recce Mission events all start and finish at the Fort Highland Recce Base on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. To complete the Recce Mission, mountain bikers or trail runners need to :
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Mission within the allocated time
– Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) along the routes
– Pass a number of strategic targets along the routes
– MTB riders or Trail Runners who do not make any of the time cut-offs have failed the mission. These MTB riders and Trail Runners can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).
|MTB||MTB Mission||22/200/4000||22 hrs||220 km||4000 m|
|Trail Running||Trail Mission||24/100/3000||24 hrs||100 km||3000 m|
|Trail Running & MTB||Dual Mission||25/200/5000||24 hrs||200 km||5000 m|
Mountain bikers or trail runners can participate in the Recce Mission in four categories:
– ‘Heavy’ or solo
– ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
– ‘Assault Team 3’ of 3 people
– ‘Assault Team 4’ of 4 people
Mountain bikers will cover more than 200 km on tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep track and single track.
The total elevation gain is approximately 4000 meters with the minimum altitude at 1200 meters ASL and the highest point at 2332 meters ASL. The route comprises three legs with similar distances and elevation gain.
The MTB Mission route has several cut-offs along the route and mountain bikers have 22 hours to complete the MTB Mission.
Trail runners will cover just below 100 km on mostly farm roads and Jeep, mountain and river single track, as well as cattle tracks.
The total elevation gain is approximately 3000 meters with the altitude varying between 1200 to 2000 meters ASL. The route comprises four legs.
The Trail Mission route has several cut-offs along the route and trail runners have 24 hours to complete the mission.
The trail running section will cover an off-road marathon (42 km) and the MTB section will cover a 100 Miler (160 km) by making use of tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep, mountain and river single track.
The total elevation gain of the Dual Mission is almost 5000 meters. It comprises of a dual stage on the MTB Mission and the Trail Mission routes.
The Dual Mission has several cut-offs along the route and trail runners / mountain bikers have 25 hours to complete the mission.