Grand Traverse Record Race

21 Dec 2008 22:50 - 22 Dec 2008 07:46 #254 by zen101
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This thread discusses the Content article: Ten year Grand Traverse record smashed

Incredible... these guys are animals!
I'm off to Mafadi myself tomorrow, at a slightly slower pace however :-)

Well done! and catch you in the passes
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22 Dec 2008 15:56 #255 by Stijn
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Thanks intrepid!

Let me add that I've never seen such stable weather in the berg in summer. We didn't have a single drop of rain or any mist whatsoever during the 3-and-a-half days that we were up there. Thunderstorms in the distance occasionally but we were always in the clear... :woohoo:

We had a fantastic time up there and now this thing can finally stop knawing at my overly-ambitious mind :)

So who's up for the challenge? It's great to see the landmarks passing a little faster than usual... come on, you know you want to ;)

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22 Dec 2008 21:15 - 22 Dec 2008 21:16 #256 by intrepid
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I heard that the weather was clear...good for you! Were you waiting for a gap in the weather or were you gonna go regardless?

Once again, well done! A remarkable achievement!

Hmm, we'll see about the challenge.... ;)

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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23 Dec 2008 07:37 #257 by Magan
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Well done Andrew and Stijn !!!:woohoo:
This Record has been a long time coming.
Now it's in the hands of two super guys !!!

ps. how did you manage to keep Andrew from taking pics all along the way for 3days & 9hrs :laugh:

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23 Dec 2008 11:10 #258 by Stijn
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@intrepid: we had planned to go on those dates regardless of weather and just had a serious piece of luck!

@Magan: He actually took 150 photos along the way but managed to limit himself to a compact point-and-shoot for the trip :-)

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05 Jan 2009 11:43 #259 by bergbees
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Just got back from a trip to the berg and coast to hear this news!
Well done to you both!

My wife and I where talking about it while in Monks Cowl and it is a goal for us to complete it too.

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06 Sep 2009 14:29 #636 by lizetteo
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Hi, I'm planning a first g/t trip for september (8 days) and did a lot of searching on the internet but can't seem to find info on some stuff.. I'm curious, if you go for the record, how does the timing work? GPS? timing chips? Who is in charge of keeping data on records and if someone wants to challenge the record, what is the procedure in making it official? The first guys setting a record speaks about leaving aluminium tags on the peaks, is it still there? Should one bring it down thus as evidence? Have no plans to record at this stage, but curious since couldn't find answers anywhere

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07 Sep 2009 08:43 #637 by Stijn
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Head over to www.drakensberg.ning.com - that's where all the recent record attempts have been discussed. There's no "official" timing and no need to bring down aluminium tags, etc. We rely on an honesty system and since the community of interested parties is pretty small, this works fine for now.

What is quite fun is if you send live blog updates via SMS from the berg - this keeps those of us who are desk-bound in on the action.

The daylight hours are lengthening and silly season is approaching... I know of at least 3 parties aiming to beat our record this summer - go for it!

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08 Sep 2009 01:35 #640 by domsmooth
All the best to those trying to better the time set already.... I know I was at some stage keen to better the original record but the current record is possibly out of my league as things currently stand. So, I can therefore legitimately stand at the sidelines and cheer on those who want to go for the record and better it!

Lets all help maintain the values for which the Berg was proclaimed a World Heritage Site

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08 Sep 2009 08:29 - 08 Sep 2009 08:31 #644 by intrepid
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The record attempts are a pure sporting event, and it's pretty neat that it functions on honesty within a small group of interested people as Stijn mentioned.

I'm getting an increasing volume of queries relating to the GT and the record attempts...interesting.

@lizetteo: If you do want to have some sort of documentation of your attempt you could take pictures of yourself at the various check points (and switch on the date/time stamping feature of your camera). If you have a GPS, it's also neat to save the entire trip in your active track log since this time stamps each plot (this requires a lot of memory for the data and you'd need to find the best interval setting for your GPS). More and more real-time GPS tracking is also becoming available, but not totally necessary for these attempts. Your support crew (if you have them) can also verify times.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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