Are you looking for a winter challenge? This event is a point to point navigation marathon where you can test your wilderness navigation skills over 24hrs:
- Challenge yourself to see how many checkpoints you can get in a 24hr period
- or practice navigation at your own pace and spend a night camped under the stars
The Way-finder Navathon will be held near Portland NSW (approx 3hrs drive from Sydney) on the weekend of 26-27 June 2021.
Getting there: Access is via a dirt road that is passable for 2wd cars (maybe not a low hung sport car) with parking available. There will be walk of about 3km to the start point of the Navathon from the parking area, those with a 4wd may be able to drive right to the start. packs and gear are able to be moved to the start point from the parking area by 4wd making the walk in a leisurely warm up.
Start time: The event is planned to start at midday on the 26th and finish at midday on the 27th.
Conduct of the Navathon: From the start point checkpoints will be navigated to in an out and back fashion alleviating the need for a staggered start. It is a recommended to work in small groups of 2-3 however solo navigation is allowed that wish to go it alone (T&Cs apply)
What you will need to bring: Food and gear to be self sufficient for 24hrs. There will be water available at the start point and extra gear/food may be left at the start point allowing you the freedom to navigate with only the bare essentials (a required packing list will be provided)
Cost: Entry to the event costs $200
Full event details, registration forms and packing lists will be emailed after successful checkout.
T&Cs apply: Before finalising entry to the Navathon you will need to confirm that you have adequate navigation skills individually or within your group to participate safely in this event. This doesn’t mean you must be a master navigator but basic map, compass and GPS is recommended. If you aren’t sure that you have the necessary skills go to Contact | Way-finder Field Skills to discuss the suitability of this event for you before purchasing a ticket.