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Red Yeti 2006

Posted on 28 Nov 2006 | 0 comments

Red Yeti is a 36hr race which means you get to see some sleepmonsters if you are lucky… The race is in Gippsland and starts at midnight which means we have to be back across the finish line by Sunday midday. Simon originally was in the team and Zoe was going to be our support crew, but after a nasty sprained ankle on a rogaine, Simon joined Zoe and we found Pete to be our last minute fourth.

It was a great race with a rather long second (or was it third?) paddle due to the increasing winds. We walked anything we could as it was almost faster than paddling… We finished first mixed and second overall!

Red Yeti adventure racing

Red Yeti adventure racing

our yellow van as our support vehicle

our yellow van as our support vehicle

the team just before the midnight start - Pete, Muz, Marcus and Jude

the team just before the midnight start – Pete, Muz, Marcus and Jude

we're off

we’re off

kayaks waiting for us at the TA

kayaks waiting for us at the TA

off on our paddle

off on our paddle

getting close to finishing another leg

getting close to finishing another leg

off on another paddle again

off on another paddle again

Pete and Marcus

Pete and Marcus

it was an easy start on the paddle

it was an easy start on the paddle

the awesome setup at the TA by our support crew

the awesome setup at the TA by our support crew

carnage coming in from this paddle due to the serious storm

carnage coming in from this paddle due to the serious storm

we struggle to move forward when in the boat and it is very cold

we struggle to move forward when in the boat and it is very cold

walking is often the faster option

walking is often the faster option

Pete is pretty much hypothermic when we finish the paddle

Pete is pretty much hypothermic when we finish the paddle

another TA ready for us to come in

another TA ready for us to come in

we finish our hike here

we finish our hike here

getting ready to go again

getting ready to go again

start of our last mtb ride

start of our last mtb ride

(almost) all the way downhill to the finish from here

(almost) all the way downhill to the finish from here

finish line

finish line

we made it!

we made it!

first mixed, second overall with the best support crew ever!

first mixed, second overall with the best support crew ever!

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