Red Yeti 2006
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
our yellow van as our support vehicle
the team just before the midnight start – Pete, Muz, Marcus and Jude
kayaks waiting for us at the TA
off on our paddle
getting close to finishing another leg
off on another paddle again
Pete and Marcus
it was an easy start on the paddle
the awesome setup at the TA by our support crew
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
walking is often the faster option
Pete is pretty much hypothermic when we finish the paddle
another TA ready for us to come in
we finish our hike here
getting ready to go again
start of our last mtb ride
(almost) all the way downhill to the finish from here
we made it!
first mixed, second overall with the best support crew ever!