Equipment

BOXES
Each participant is allowed their own box (meaning 2 boxes for rovers and 4 for explorers). You will have access to them multiple times on the course (see schema). All participants’ boxes will be available at both box locations.

Boxes larger than 100 L will be rejected due to logistical constraints!

Note: A box is a hard plastic or metal container with a lid. See graphic. A bag, meaning a large backpack, travel bag or dry bag can also be used, but is advised against – we do not take responsibility for any damage that might occur during transport of these bags.


OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

Obligatory personal equipment of every participant throughout the whole race:

  • Whistle
  • Water bottle or camel bag (min 1 L) (more is recommended)
  • Knife
  • Astro foil (emergency foil blanket)
  • Cat eye / a reflective surface when on foot – visibly positioned!
  • Lamp (headlamp) with spare batteries
  • Sportident Chip (can be provided by organizer, 25 EUR deposit) with a minimum capacity of 50 entries.
  • box with maximum volume of 100L (see above)

Obligatory team equipment throughout the whole race

  • GPS transmitter for GPS tracking (weight: 250 g; provided by organizer)
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Mobile phone
  • Fluorescent stick (2 pieces)
  • Compass (2 pieces)
  • First aid kit (basic first aid kit: 4x crepe bandage, 4x elastic crepe bandage, 4x sterile gauze pad 10x10cm, 2x triangular bandage, pack of plasters, 1x Adhesive tape 2-4 cm wide, 1x tweezers, 50 ml antiseptic wipes/spray, 1x dehydration salt)

OBLIGATORY COMPETITOR EQUIPMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINES

Climbing, abseiling

  • Helmet (bike helmet allowed) + working headlamp!
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing shoes (optional, only one team member must top rope climb)
  • Safety lanyard – any of the following:
    • commercial complete set with double carabiners (twist lock or screw gate)
    • accessory cord 6 mm 3 m + 2 carabiners (twist lock or screw gate), properly assembled
    • sling (tubular) 120mm + 2 carabiners (twist lock or screw gate), properly assembled
  • Descending device operating on a self-arresting principle (Petzl Stop, Anthron DSD, Petzl Gri-Gri, Anthron Lory, Edelrid Eddy, or any other similar device *) Also allowed is a combination of figure eight, Petzl Reverso or any other similar tube rappel device with OBLIGATORY backup safety braking assembly such as Petzl Shunt or Prusik/Machard knot with all the carabiners and cords or slings needed for such a combination. Make sure you know how to operate your equipment before you arrive.

* devices are listed only as an example, the organizer does not endorse any specific brand or type of equipment.

Caving

  • Helmet (bike helmet allowed)
  • Headlamp with spare batteries

Mountain biking

  • Helmet
  • Bicycle (equipped according to traffic regulations)
  • Working bike lamps and spare batteries (headlamp can be used as a front bike lamp, rear lamp needs to be in accordance with traffic regulations – red flash light)

Kayaking

  • Helmet (bike helmet allowed)
  • Life jacket (provided by the organizer; teams can bring their own, but they need to be tight together or put in a separate bag)
  • Paddles (provided by the organizer; teams can also bring their own, but they need to be tied together and marked with a team number)
  • Team dry bag. We will deliver your bag to appropriate sections. Make sure this is a sturdy bag, with no chance of gear falling out during transport.
  • Wetsuits are not required for ARS 2018

Canyoning (does not apply for ARS 2018)

  • Helmet (bike helmet allowed)
  • Wet suit
  • Team dry bag for wetsuits. We will deliver your bag to appropriate sections. Make sure this is a sturdy bag, with no chance of gear falling out during transport.