A personal report back on the 2014 X-Berg Challenge

07 May 2014 10:23 #60719 by AndrewP

The X-Berg challenge is a fresh concept developed by Pierre Carter. It is a race that traverses the Drakensberg from the top of Oliviershoek Pass, through to Underberg, with six checkpoints along the way. A twist is that you can either go on foot, use a bicycle or a paraglider. Once you chose your means of transport, you are stuck with that for the rest of the race. It is a simple trade-off of going for a lightweight run, or taking the extra weight up the hills to go faster down them.

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15 May 2014 16:23 #60720 by ghaznavid
Thanks for the writeup.

Quite an impressive win! I like the late start strategy, good idea.

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16 May 2014 12:34 #60732 by john mark 1
Ja, thumbsup for taking the time to report back! Enjoyed reading about it!

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17 Jun 2014 13:04 #61094 by Bigsnake
Congratulations!

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14 Jan 2016 12:55 #66469 by ChrisPatient
Awesome run. Great article. Well done.

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