Mt Buffalo

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Date: Day 4 – 7th November 2017
Distance: 10.6km
Elevation Gain: 1340m
Maps: COURSE MAP is HERE
GPX FILE: Download HERE
Where to start: At Eurobin Creek Picnic Area, Mt Buffalo Rd, Mt Buffalo. This is the same start as the Feathertop – Day 2 event.

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Start Time: The Bright Alpine Climb is a staggered start. This is due to both the nature of the trails being run and also the diversity of speed that participants travel.

Start Period 1: 7am – Walkers
Start Period 2: 8am – Runners

Participants are required to check in at the start line and will have their number recorded as they start.

The Course: Starting at the Eurobin Creek Picnic Area – runners depart the lower end of the picnic area onto The Big Walk. The Big Walk winds its way up Mt Buffalo and finishes at the Old Buffalo Chalet. Take a camera – the views and landscapes are amazing.

Expected Performance for Walkers: Walkers need to aim to summit by 11am. This gives slow walkers 4 hours. A minimum pace of approx 25 minutes per kilometre.

Aid along the way: There is a water stop only for the Mt Buffalo Event. This is at Mackies Lookout which is approximately 4.6km from the finish.
You need to set out with the intention of being self sufficient for the duration of time you will be out on the course. For slow walkers this could be in excess of 4-5 Hours.

Mandatory Gear: Conditions in Alpine Country can change quickly. The weather at the bottom of the mountain may also be different than at the top. In light of this – the following gear MUST be carried. Jacket – it must be waterproof! Beanie or Buff, Gloves, Space Blanket, Whistle and 1L of fluid and a snack or energy food. We also would like you to have a phone with you at all times and ensure it is charged and has credit. These things will be checked before you reach the high ground, if you are not carrying these items you will be asked to go stop ascending and descend to the start..

FINISH The finish time is taken at the Buffalo Chalet.
At the Finish: At the Buffalo Chalet there will be Fruit, Water and Electrolyte provided free of charge. A BBQ lunch will be for sale.

Volunteers needed for the following jobs on Mt Buffalo Day.

** Timing – we are looking for a timing and timing crew of 2 people to drive to the top of Mt Buffalo This crew will take all times as participants arrive. approx 8:30am – 2pm.
** Sweeping: There are two jobs available for fit people who would like to be the Sweepers. It is preferred the sweepers have first aid experience and can keep up with the back of packers. Descend and sweep the course at around midday.
** De-Marking: There are two jobs available for fit people who would like to accompany the sweepers and de-mark the course. Midday til around 2pm.
** General Marshalls: We need 4 general helpers to lend a hand on the day with various duties. 7am – 9am and / or 11am – 2pm.
** Registration/Check in – 2 people are needed to help handle registrations on the day 7am – 9am

To register your interest in volunteering for the Mt Buffalo day – please contact us on 0415 308 977. SMS or Call or email info@mountainsports.com.au

MAP of Mt Buffalo Course – click for larger version
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