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    Adventure Junkie team is proud
    to present the inaugural edition
    of Alpine Quest Adventure Race
      at Falls Creek Alpine Resort,
       home of ultimate summer
      adventures and a true year-
               round resort.

        We invite you to the race
       associated activities on the
       week 21st - 28th of January
                  2019.
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                Greetings from
                Race organising
                  committee:
Alpine Quest is nearly here. Time     We are looking forward to seeing
to step aside from your training,     you all soon in one of the best
start tapering and gear packing.      racing destinations - Falls Creek
                                      Alpine Resort.
It has been a busy year of training
and preparation for you, and for
us.
                                      Be sure to have a good read
We are extremely grateful to all      through this program in detail and
the volunteers and teams for          get in touch with us if any other
registering and choosing to spend     details or clarifications are
your Australia Day long weekend       required.
in the Victorian High Country at
                                      Travel safe and see you soon
Alpine Quest.

AQ team
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                       What is it:
The Alpine Quest Adventure            The race is very tough, and it is
Race is a navigation-based team       the ultimate challenge for your
event to be held on Australia Day     body and your mind. No sport
weekend around Falls        Creek     demands more concentration,
Resort.                               physical effort and teamwork and
                                      challenges        your       mental
The course is determined by
                                      toughness than adventure racing.
control points and consists of
                                      But major accomplishments can
kayaking,     mountain     biking,
                                      only start with a decision to try!
trekking legs with some additional
challenges. Teams of four will        As a team you will have to decide
navigate their way between            where to stop and rest or eat - the
checkpoints over an unmarked          race clock is always ticking and
wilderness course using only a        never stops.
map and compass.

                               Why:
There are so many spectacular         The whole Alpine National park is
and challenging areas and             full of scenic attractions and it was
amazing routes, and we would          a hard call to make in order to
like you to experience them. This     keep the distance reasonable as
is how we came to the idea to         there are way too many places we
create this new race. Falls Creek     would like to take you to.
Resort Management came on
board and we got it off the ground.
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                       Courses:
Expedition        course      -    Accessible for newcomers - the
approximately 150 km within 36     Explore course option
hours timeframe plus Day 1
                                   Accessible for less experienced
(Prologue) stage (3-6 hours).
                                   racers – 36 hours- enough time to
Explore course- 2 days of racing   finish full course.
with first day the same as
                                   Challenging     for   experienced
Expedition Day 1 (Prologue) and
                                   teams
Day 2 approximately 50 km within
10 hour timeframe.                 Simple logistics - just need to fly
                                   to Albury.

                                   Convenient and family friendly
                                   location of HQ -Falls Creek year-
                                   round resort with all facilities.

            Where is the race
The course will be within the      Alpine National park walks are
management      boundaries    of   considered one of the best in the
Alpine Shire, East Gippsland       country, it's State's largest park
Shire, Alpine National park and    and     protects     its   highest
Falls Creek Resort where HQ will   mountains and varied alpine
be. The race highest altitude is   environments, it has the greatest
1849 m the lowest is 500 m above   range of flora and fauna of any
sea level.                         national park in Victoria.
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More than 1100 native plant          In higher exposed areas where
species are found in the park,       conditions are too severe for trees
twelve of these species, including   to    survive,   the   vegetation
the Bogong daisy-bush and silky      changes to heathlands, alpine
daisy, are found nowhere else in     herb fields and grasslands, moss
the world.                           beds      and      snow      patch
                                     communities. These High Plains
                                     are renowned for their summer
Mature alpine ash forests are        wildflower displays.
common as you go up the

mountains, and snow gums are
the predominant eucalypts in the
woodlands around the snowline.
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                 Getting there:
Falls Creek is 4 ½ hours from       over an hour from Bright. No fuel
Melbourne, a day’s drive from       is available on mountain.
Sydney and under 2 hours in the
                                    There is excellent fly/drive access
car from Albury.
                                    - flights to Albury run daily from
                                    Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
                                    and Canberra. Transfer is
Most common access to Falls
                                    available from Albury, and with 2
Creek is via the nearby township
                                    hours for the drive leg you can be
of Mount Beauty and the beautiful
                                    at the resort less than 3½ hours
Kiewa Valley. Visitors to the
                                    after boarding your flight.
Ovens Valley also have excellent
access and Falls Creek is just
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               Albury Transfer
Schedule                            How to book
Pick up - 5:00 PM, Thu, 24th Jan,   Please                       email
Albury Airport                      to rego@adventurejunkie.com.au
                                     with subject "AQ Albury transfer"
Approximate time at Falls Creek -
20:00                               You will then receive invoice via
                                    email
Drop off - 9:00 AM, Mon, 28th
Jan, Falls Creek QT plaza to        Once invoice is paid transfer is
Albury Airport                      confirmed

Approximate time      at   Albury
Airport - 12:00
                                    NOTE: We may not be able to
                                    accept late bookings, please
                                    finalise your booking a week prior
The Cost
                                    to the race (by 17th Jan 2019)
$130 per person
                                    IMPORTANT: We know some
Transport includes:
                                    flights to Albury use smaller
All your gear transportation.       planes, please check with your
There will be one of the race       airline if they will be able to accept
trucks to fit it all in.            your bike box for your flight out
                                    and back from Albury before
Both airport to HQ and back as      booking.
per schedule
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                        Event HQ

The race HQ is located on Falls       plenty of accommodation, cafes
Creek Plaza next to QT building.      and restaurants open year round.
All event functions will be held
within 200 meters from the HQ.

Fall Creek Alpine Resort         is
Victoria’s premier resort with
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                 Official
             accommodation

The official accommodation is    as there are several other events
Cedarwood apartments. If you     occurring on the same weekend.
have    not    arranged  your    Cedarwood apartments support
accommodation, we would highly   the event, so we encourage you
recommend you to do so quickly   to support them too.

          https://www.cedarwoodfallscreek.com/
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                  Getting around
             Falls Creek resort is a relatively small village,
             everything located within walking distance.

                             Parking
  Parking is normally in village,          streets. All day/night parking
  however due to the number of             would be in the day/long term
  vehicles expected over the long          parking off Bogong High Plains
  weekend, it is possible there may        Road. Check sings and confirm
  be some temporary parking                at your accommodation.
  restrictions enacted within the
                                           No vehicle entry costs       are
  village     streets,   to    allow
                                           charged during summer.
  emergency services to access the

                   Race supplies,
                     shopping
The small Food Works supermarket           minute supplies. Occasionally, some
is located next to the race HQ and         popular items such as bread are in
open 10 AM-5 PM (Mon-Sat) 10AM-            shortage in the evenings, and they
3PM (Sun), you can get some last-          only have limited stock therefore we
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strongly encourage you to come pre-   Freeze dried meals can be a great,
packed/prepared.                      low weight option - particularly for
                                      trekking stages where your hands
                                      are free. Order some meals online
Keep in mind you may need to be       using     the      discount        code
sorted before the Prologue, as you    ADVENTUREJUNKIE and you’ll get
could be still be racing before the   them delivered to your door at 30%
shop closes.                          off! We recommend using express
                                      post to ensure it arrives in time.
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                Event schedule
                                 8:00 PM- Gear collection
   Monday to
                                 9:30 PM – Finish of gear
Thursday 21-24th                 collection
   of January
                                 Saturday 26th of January
  Adventure Racing training
           week                  5:00 AM – Buses departure to
                                 the start (Both Explore and
                                 Expedition)
Thursday 24th of January
                                 8:00 AM – Start both courses
5:00 PM – Transfer from Albury
Airport                          8:00 PM – Finish Explore, bus
                                 back to the Falls Creek

                                 Sunday 27th of January
Friday 25th of January
                                 5:00 AM – Finish of Expedition
9:30 AM – Registration start
                                 leaders
11.30 AM- Maps for the 1st day
                                 8:00 PM – Finish closed
hand over
                                 8:00 PM – Dinner, presentation
12:00 PM – Day 1 (Prologue)
start

6:00 PM – Day 1 (Prologue)       Monday 28th of January
finish                           Morning, departure of all teams
6:30 PM – Dinner, maps hand      9:00 AM Drop off service to
over                             Albury Airport departs
7:30 PM – Briefing
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                      Racing
                   environment
Alpine Quest race course will take   altitude. In other words, when you
you from valleys to the mountains,   take a normal breath of air at
you will traverse ranges, pristine
                                     altitude, you will have less oxygen
mountain rivers and alpine
                                     in your lungs than you would if
plateaus.
                                     you were to take the same breath
The bush is quite thick below the    at sea level.
tree line, open Alpine areas can
                                     Temperature statistics for Falls
be boggy, dry water-beds can be
                                     Creek: January-February mean
quick to follow, creeks and rivers
                                     maximum temperature is 17,7-
with water are passable but
                                     17.2, mean minimum 8.8-8.6, for
slippery and water is fresh, rocks
                                     the lower sections of the course
are slippery.
                                     the temperature statistics is mean
                                     maximum 26.1 - 25.7, mean
                                     minimum       9.6.   From      our
Racing in higher altitude can put
                                     experience      you     can    get
some limitations on your pace,
                                     everything: freezing wet and cold
especially if you are coming late
                                     stormy day turning into a really
to the race HQ. Density of oxygen
                                     hot temperature a few hours after.
in the air decreases in direct
proportion to an increase in
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                       Disciplines
Paddling:

                                      Day 2: will be mainly on 4wd trails
Day 1 (Prologue): flat water on the   with a lot of climbing and some
lake.                                 bike pushing. The roads can be
Day two: moving water for both        wet and muddy, some sections
courses. The river has rapids up      are overgrown, rocky and can get
to grade 2, difficulty will depend    slippery.
on water level (likely to be low).
Some       rapids     might     be
recommended to portage. Final         Trekking/running:
updates will be at the race
description after pre-race check.     Day one: you will have few minor
                                      off-road sections with open terrain
Good skills will be advantage
                                      and some section in the Resort
                                      village.
MTB:

Day 1 (Prologue) : you will be        Day two: trekking will be the major
riding mainly in MTB park with        part of the course for the
singles tracks from green (easy)      Expedition teams with highly
to    black     (difficult). Dual     variable terrain including off-road,
suspension bikes and good skills      4wd trails, walking tracks, river
can be an advantage, however, If      beds, canyons and thick bush (if
you're not over confident in your     you choose so) and of course
MTB skills, pay extra attention to    scenic views.
planning your route using the
tracks guide, so that you can
avoid more technical options if
you wish to do so.
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                Navigation/Maps
Alpine Quest race is a navigation       3 maps will be given at the start of
based event. The Day 1                  the leg:
(Prologue) will have a few route
                                           • the first running rogaine
choices      and       navigational
                                             (Day 1),
challenges to negotiate. The Day
                                           • paddling/trekking leg map
2 has not as many route choices
                                             (Day 1).
but those that exist can be critical.
Using your teams strong sides              • Day 2 orienteering map for
can give a significant advantage             the leg 4 will be given at the
in your route planning.                      Transition area (Expedition
                                             course only).
In this event teams will have 4
styles of maps: a village scheme,
specifically prepared improved          Topographical maps will have
topographical map of the resort,        magnetic declination of 12
MTB bike paths scheme as a              degrees and their scale is
complimentary      to    determine      1:25,000. Overall the second day
difficulty  of   trails,   general      course consists of 7 x A3 maps
topographical       map,       foot     plus one A4 map for Expedition
orienteering standards map for a        course teams.
smaller section of the course.

                                        Orienteering maps will have
Each team will receive two sets of      different scale indicated on them
maps. One set is fully waterproof,
other one needs to be protected.
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                     Race course
Tough, variable and technical will     The order of legs is compulsory
be the best 3 words to describe        while the order of checkpoints is
Alpine Quest course.                   optional within the leg.

The prologue will offer cloverleaf -   The second day will start with
rogaine style of course, when          about 2-hour bus shuttle to the
teams will have an opportunity to      start line, where teams launch
explore the best sections of Falls     their journey back to Falls Creek.
Creek resort.
                                       The race will commence by 30
                                       seconds split start in the order of
                                       the first day results (e.g. a team
                                       who finished first on the first day
The first leg will be a short run      starts first, then a team who
section in the village with the map    finished second will start in 30
given at the start line.               second after the first team and so
                                       on).

                                        The first leg is a spectacular
The second leg will be a mountain
                                       downriver paddle, then teams will
bike course (again to collect CPs
                                       change over to their mountain
in any order) which will take
                                       bike gear.
teams to the lake, where they
jump into their kayaks and have a
paddle rogaining loop with some
                                       Mountain bike leg will take them
trekking involved.
                                       to higher elevation where Explore
Back on their bikes to get 1 more      course will do a shorter trekking
checkpoint to finish it off at the     leg and finish their race, while
Plaza.                                 Expedition course teams proceed
                                       further into a long hard overnight
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trek with some tough navigational     Order of legs is compulsory, and
choices.                              order     of    checkpoints    is
                                      compulsory as well, except water
After the trek it will be some
                                      rogaine. Details will be given at
orienteering based water rogaine
                                      the race description.
at the daylight followed by another
ride to the finish.

                 Course cut off/
                  Short course
Day 1 (Prologue) course will not      During Day 2 course Expedition
have any cut off times.               teams will be required to follow
                                      Short course if they fail to arrive to
                                      the certain point of the course by
Day 2 course will have 2 cut off      certain time. Details will be given
times for Expedition course which     at the race description.
will be determined in the course
description. Explore course will
not have any cut off.
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                           Ranking
Ranking is calculated as sum of       Every missing CP on Day 1
times of two racing days.             (Prologue) will result in 1-hour
                                      time penalty (both Expedition and
Team must finish the course of
                                      Explore)
both days together to be ranked.
                                      Every missing CP on Day 2 will
Short course teams will be ranked
                                      result in 4 hours penalty for
behind Full course teams.
                                      Explore and 6 hours penalty for
Unranked teams:                       Expedition
If one or two members of a team
                                      Usage     of    SPOT      tracker
withdraw from the race, the rest of
                                      emergency button or Satellite
the team is allowed to proceed on
                                      phone will result in unranked
a full course as unranked team.
                                      status. Team may be able to
                                      continue racing as unranked.

                   Race logistics

The Day 1 (Prologue) distance is      paddle stickers on and place any
a loop course, you will need to       other gear/food you're planning to
drop your kayaking gear at the        use for this leg. After the finish of
boat ramp (location is bellow         the leg please place all your gear
on a map) before the start, adjust    into your kayaking bag with your
your boat, put a kayak sticker on,    number tag on it and strap (pack)
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all your paddles together, so that    boxes have to be packed into one
nothing gets lost while we pack       truck. Explore course finish bags
kayaks for the next day.              have to go to the same truck. This
                                      truck will have a sign (Gear boxes
                                      & Finish bags) on it. Please report
If you would like to retrieve your    your team to the marshal when
gear yourself after the finish you    you're loading your boxes.
can do so, please report to the
marshal in the TA, when you're
collecting the gear, alternatively    The bike boxes are needed to be
we will bring kayaking bags after     loaded into another 3 trucks.
6 PM back to the HQ.                  Please report your team to the
                                      marshal when you're loading your
                                      bikes.
The Day 2 will involve gear
transportation as the course is
almost 100% linear. The gear box      Please do not pack any liquid into
(Expedition    course       teams),   your bike boxes and keep them as
kayaking gear bag, bike boxes         light as possible. Use «kayaking
and finish bag will be delivered by   gear bag» to pack all other stuff.
organisers to certain transition
areas according to logistics
matrix. All boxes and bags need       Follow race logistics matrix to find
to have your team number sticker      out where you will have access to
or tag provided in event bag.         the boxes.

All boxes should be packed and        At every transition area please
loaded into the trucks by 9.30 PM     pack your box and load it into the
Friday. Expedition course gear        truck marshal is directing you to.
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      Logistics Day 1
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       Logistics Day 2
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               Transition areas

The Day 1 (Prologue) will have         Day 2 will have 3 transition areas
one Transition area - next to the      with the following facilities:
boat ramp. The only facilities
                                       Porta loo/public     (very   basic)
there will be the toilets and
                                       toilets,
emergency water. We expect
teams      to   fill    up     their   Water will be available in all TAs.
bottles/bladders prior to the race.
                                       TA 2 will have a shelter.

                                       In case of bad weather, we will
                                       have gazebos available for teams
                                       to get changed.

                           Gear list
Every team and competitor in           equipment is required only on
Alpine Quest should carry              kayaking stage).
mandatory equipment. Apart from
all-time mandatory equipment,
there are items required only on
specific stages (i.e., kayak
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Mandatory gear:

                                                ALL TIME EQUIPMENT:
(list repeats website information, the only
difference is the Satellite phone provided to
Expedition course teams)
                                                All time equipment will have to
                                                travel with you at all time, when
Bike box of specific dimensions -               you are out on the course racing
per person.
                                                Satellite Tracker - 1 per team,
 Length: 140cm (55in), Width:                   provided by organisers.
30cm (12in), Height: 80cm (32in)
                                                Satellite phone in the pelican
Bike box will have 30 kg limit (with            case- 1 per team, provided by
all your bike gear in)                          organisers.  (only  Expedition
                                                course) NEW UPDATE

                                                First aid kit – 1 per team. (two
Gear box - 1 per team, only
                                                crepe bandages, adhesive tape,
Expedition course. We require a
                                                wound dressing and six adhesive
specific box so we can stack
                                                dressings, triangular bandage),
during transportation:
                                                other personal medication such
Dimensions: 829 x 530 x 384mm.                  as painkillers, etc. We strongly
                                                encourage carrying heavy crepe
Kayak gear bag - 1 per team. Big
                                                bandages as snakes are going to
enough to fit all your team
                                                be an issue in the middle of the
paddling gear. Expedition and
                                                summer and a lot of them are very
Explore.
                                                active.
Paddles bag - 1 per team. Or
                                                Whistle – per person.
some arrangement to tighten four
paddles up together for the                     Compass – per person.
transportation. Expedition and
                                                Water      resistant     torch with
Explore.
                                                sufficient batteries – per person.
Finish bag - 1 per team, Explore
                                                Wind and waterproof jacket –
course only. The bag to put any
                                                per person.
extra gear/food you need at the
finish line.
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Thermal top long sleeve could       MTB STAGES
be either in backpack or on you –
per person.
                                    Mountain bike – per person.
Survival emergency blanket –
                                    Rear and front lights with
per person.
                                    sufficient batteries – per person.
Water bottle or bladder minimum
                                    Helmet – per person.
1.5 l – per person.
                                    Repair kit – 1 per team.
Set of maps, descriptions with
                                    (minimum two tubes, pump and
listed   emergency      contacts
                                    tire levers)
(provided by organisers) – 1 per
team.

Mobile phone (Telstra) – 1 per      KAYAKING STAGES

team.
                                    Kayak – 2 per team, provided by
                                    organisers.
Additionally, if the weather
forecast will be below 10 degrees   PFD – per person, not provided –
overnight or inclement weather      pre-arranged hire is available $5
expected we may add into the all-   per PFD.
time mandatory gear list:
                                    Double paddle – per person, not
Water and wind proof pants –        provided - hire is available $5 per
per person.                         paddle.

Fleece top – per person.            Footwear – per person. There
                                    will be some CPs where you need
Long tights – per person.
                                    to walk to get them.
Balaclava, buff or beanie – per
                                    Throw bag - 2 per team.
person.
                                    White water helmet - per person -
                                    hire         is         available
                                    at Peakadventure.com.au
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Recommended equipment            Your limited edition Alpine
                                 Quest Moxie Gaiters will be
                                 provided to all teams
Apart from mandatory equipment
above it is recommended to
consider carrying items on the   Trekking poles
suggested equipment list:

                                 Map board – 2 per team, can be
Sunscreen                        hired    or     bought    from
                                 Adventurejunkie.com.au by prior
Sunglasses                       arrangement.
Sufficient nutrition             Full repair kit – 1 per team, (in
Electrolyte drinks preventing    addition to minimal list it is
                                 advised to have multi tool, chain
Dry bag – per person.            breaker, spare chain links,
                                 patches).
Long tights
                                 Bike computer – 2 per team.
Balaclava, buff or beanie
                                 Bike gloves – per person.
Gloves

Insect repellents
                                 We will have gear checks during
Waterproof map case
                                 the race. Missing of mandatory
Gaiters – per person.            equipment will result in penalty
                                 ranging from 30 min to 4 hours
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                             Kayaks
2 Double CTR Spirit Sit-on-top         your boats. Adjust steering and
boats are supplied to all teams.       place a sticker with your team
Boats will be available on the boat    number on the boats.
ramp in the morning. Once you
                                       On the Day 2 you will be using the
completed      your    registration,
                                       same boats.
please proceed to TA and receive

                  Paddles, PFDs,
                   white water
                     helmets
If you have hired PFD and/or           Hired white water helmets will be
paddle, they will be available for     available for collection at the
collection on the boat ramp too.       Race HQ. Hire had to be arranged
Only pre-arranged paddles and          with Peak Adventure in advance.
PFD will be available. If you have     If you have not arranged a helmet
not booked them yet, please            and wish to do so please contact
contact us ASAP to arrange a           Jarad        Kohlar       directly
hire.                                  (peakadventure.com.au).
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                      On - site
                     Registration
Every competitor needs to             - Pass gear check (more
present himself at the on-site          details further).
registration.      Registration       - Pass competency check
procedure will consist of the           (more details further).
following steps:                      - Do a team photo with our
                                        event photographer.
   - Sign up a waiver form.
                                      - Receive      SPOT     device
   - Check your team name,
                                        instructions.
     participants details.
                                      - Receive event bag.
   - Fill out team profile (if not
     filled up earlier)

                      Gear check
Please present the following          - Compass
items for the pre-race inspection     - Emergency blanket
(note, all compulsory gear items      - First aid kit (we're going to
have to be carried as per gear list     pay extra attention to the
and gear check might happen             snake bandages).
during the race at any stage):        - White water helmets
                                      - Throw bags
   - Head torch
                                      - Waterproof jacket
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           Competency
             check
   Competency check will be held in the form of
   written questionnaire dedicated to the topics of
   general strategy, navigation and first aid.

         Kayaks set up
   Once you complete registration please proceed to
   the boat ramp and set up your kayak and drop
   your gear. Parking is limited at the area, so we
   strongly encourage to take no more than 1 car per
   team.

            Maps Day 1
            (Prologue)
             handout
   Maps will be given out at 12.30 PM, 30 minutes
   before the start to all teams in one time. We
   recommend coming down to the start ready to go
   by this time.
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             Briefing, dinner,
             maps handout for
                 the Day 2
Maps for the second day of the        The race briefing will be held in
race will be handed out at 6.30       QT building conference room at
PM prior to the start of the dinner   7:30 PM. During the briefing last-
(participants dinner is included      minute instructions will be given
into the entry fee. If any of your    and all questions teams might
family/friends wish to join it,       have will be answered. We will try
please book it with us and pay by     to make it as short as possible to
cash during on-site registration,     allow more time for packing.
the cost is $30pp).

                Gear collection
Gear boxes (Expedition course         according to logistics matrix. All
teams only), bike boxes, kayak        gear needs to be handed out and
bags and finish bags (Explore         packed into the trucks by 9.30 PM
course teams only) will be            Friday. Trucks will be located at
delivered to the Transition areas     the parking next to the Plaza.
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                                Start
The Day 1 (Prologue) starts and        at the start. Only a few porta-loo
finishes in the resort, race HQ.       toilets will be present. Make sure
                                       you fill up your bladders before
                                       departure and have food with you,
Day 2 course will involve catching     it's about 2 hours drive to the start.
a bus. There are limited facilities

                  Finish Day 2
                 Explore course
The finish will be in a remote area.   so they can get changed while
Basic facilities will be available,    waiting for the transfer back to the
such as shelter, water, and we         resort. Teams will be transported
plan to provide a BBQ. Teams will      by bus/cars back to Falls Creek.
have their finish bags delivered,
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                   Finish Day 2
                    Expedition
                      course
           Finish of Expedition course will be at the Falls
           Creek resort at the main plaza, where the race HQ
           is. Come down and welcome in teams who come
           in after you.

                 Presentation,
                    dinner
Presentation will be held either      like the join, the cost is $30 pp and
outside or inside (weather            it should be confirmed and paid by
permitting). Buffet dinner is         cash during on-site registration
provided as a part entry fee. If      Friday morning.
your family, crew members would
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                      Prizes and
                      categories
Both courses will have Premier
Mixed, Female and Male team
                                    Given we are racing on Australia
categories. The category winner
                                    Day, we will have a special prize
will be announced if at least one
                                    for the ‘Most Aussie’ team judged
team reaches the finish line, if
                                    by our race director. This could
more than 4 teams are racing
                                    take any form, so be creative....or
then 2nd and 3rd podium finishers
                                    just Aussie.
will be called.

                       Team list
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                 Team profiles:
We would like to get Adventure        screen. We have sent you the
racing growing and make Alpine        questions, they will not take you
Quest spectator friendly. It is       much time but allow following to
much nicer when dot watchers          be more inclusive. We would
can check out all team names and      strongly encourage to do it ASAP
short Bios, to find out who these     so you do not have to spend
super heroes are rather than to       valuable time filling it out during
have just a dot on the                on-site registration.

                     Race timing
Electronic timing will be used        with their timing tag. It will be
during the race.                      demonstrated,       and        an
                                      explanation given at the on-site
                                      registration.
Each checkpoint will be equipped
with 1 or 2 timing stations, each
participant will need to wear a       Day 1 (Prologue) tags will be
timing tag fastened on their wrist    provided in the registration bag,
with a band provided. Each            Day 2 timing tags will be given at
participant has to visit each check   the start of the second day.
point and record their visit by
                                      At the finish timing tags need to
pressing the button of the station
                                      be handed in to race marshals. If
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you lose/broke your timing tag
during the race you should inform
race officials in the nearest
transition area and obtain a new
timing tag from them. Penalties
may be applied for lost timing
tags.

                      On-line
                   tracking/Live
                      website
The race will have online tracking   It will be different trackers for the
system during both days. All         Day 1 (Prologue) and Day 2.
teams will have to carry a tracker
                                     - for Day 1 (Prologue) GSM
as a part of their compulsory
                                     trackers will be used
equipment. The tracker will be
transmitting    team's    position   - For Day 2 Satellite trackers
during the race. It is a part of     (SPOT devices) will be used
event safety as well as event on-
                                     Team captain/other member has
line coverage. The map with
                                     to collect a race tracker prior to
position of all teams will be
                                     the race start of each day and
available on-line for your friends
                                     give it back at the finish (or
and relatives to track your
                                     nearest Transition area in case of
progress.
                                     DNF). This is the team's
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responsibility to   receive    and    Use hashtag #AlpinequestFC to
return trackers.                      get latest updates on social media
                                      and please use it in your posts
Alpinequest.com.au
                                      too.
will be gathering all event updates
and live tracking.

               Satellite phones
Each Expedition course team will      The satellite phone will have to be
be supplied with a satellite phone    carried in a dedicated waterproof
                                      case, please allow space in your
to use in case of an emergency
                                      backpack for that.
along with your tracker on the Day
2.                                    This is another part of your
                                      compulsory equipment and we're
During on-site registration teams
                                      heavily relying on it should
will receive instructions and a
                                      communication in an emergency
protocol to use in case of
                                      be required.
emergency.
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                           Insurance
The event has it's own public             option which could cost you many
liability insurance, but it is not your   thousands of dollars.
personal accident insurance.
                                          We would highly recommend to
                                          check that your Ambulance cover
                                          is updated and arrange relevant
The race course will take you to
                                          international insurance if you're
some remote areas which are
                                          coming from overseas.
highly inaccessible. Depending
on the situation a helicopter
rescue may be the only rescue

                    Training week
             Will be held from 21st to 24th of January.

             If you have not booked your spot yet, you still
             can.

             Paddling, Navigation, AR tactic. Brought by
             PeakAdventure.

             Registration and details:

             http://www.alpinequest.com.au/training
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