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Expedition Africa 2014 – Team Olympus


A summary of team Olympus’ 2014 Expedition Africa 575km Adventure race on the Wild Coast of South Africa 26-31 May 2014. Team members: Time Deane, Alex Wagner, Julia Fisher and Chris Fisher raced hard, non-stop for 4 days and 13 hours to finish in 6th position amongst a very strong field of 40 teams in total. Race honours went to Seagate from New Zealand.

For more information on Expedition Africa visit: http://www.kineticgear.co.za

For more reports and videos and info about AR in South Africa visit: http://www.ar.co.za

Music:
Ludovico Einaudi — Divenire

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Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa

This is a video from Chris and Julia Fisher’s 2013 Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa.

The 2300km Freedom Trail route is non-stop, unsupported and self-navigated MTB race from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl.

For more info visit http://www.freedomchallenge.org.za

Music:
Radical Face – Always Gold
Radical Face – Welcome Home

WCAD 4 – Paarl – 27 July 2013

The 4th Race of the 2013 WCAD Series took place in the Paarl region with the start and finish at the beautiful Cascade Manor Country Estate.

The’ Weather Gods’ chose, once more, to turn this epic challenge into a battle against the elements but competitors showed amazing grit and determination to get themselves through this beautiful course and most of them even seemed to keep their sense of humor intact! Well done to everyone who pitched up and special congrats to those who got to the finish line!!!

Production by Chris Fisher: http://www.advlog.co.za

Music: Alt J- Intro
Alt J- Something Good

Upcoming events:
-Gravity Festival WCAD sprint 30km AR: 17 August 2013
-WCAD 5: (short course) 50km 13 October 2013
-WCAD X: 250km ‘Expedition Style’ AR 11-13 October 2013

For more info on the Western Cape ADventure Series visit: http://www.wcad.co.za

Expedition Africa 2013 – Capestorm WCAD Racing

What is it really like to race an Expedition length Adventure Race? This movie takes you through some of the highs and lows experienced by team Capestorm WCAD Racing during Expedition Africa 2013. Team members; Julia Fisher, Quintin Smith, Grant Ross and Chris Fisher headed out on another adventure together, this time in the Drakensburg mountains of South Africa. The team finished the incredible 550km course in 9th place after 128 hours of racing amongst a very strong field including 6 of the top 20 teams in the world. Race honours went to team Haglofs Silva from Sweden.

For more information on Expedition Africa visit: www.kineticgear.co.za

For more reports and videos and info about AR in South Africa visit: www.ar.co.za

For more information on Capestorm WCAD racing visit: www.wcadracing.co.za

Music: Jonsi – Around us

Jonsi – Boy Lilikoi

Jonsi – Tornado

WCAD 5 Theewaterskloof Dam (65/120km) Adventure Race

The 5th and final race of the 2012 WCAD Series took place at Theewaterskloof Dam on 10 November 2012. The Adventure Race had short (65km) and long (120km) course options involving paddling, mtb and trail running.

Competitors were treated to perfect weather and a great day out!!!

The long course was won by Tarryn Povey and Evan Price who also took 1st and 2nd respectively in the overall series standings and short course honors went to Tim Deane and Nienke Van Schaik.

For full results and event photos visit: http://www.facebook.com/WCADventure

Music:
Explosions in the Sky- Last Known Surroundings
Imagine Dragons- Radioactive

Filmed, edited and narrated by Chris Fisher of ADVLOG: The Product of Adventure

For more info on the WCAD Series visit: http://www.wcad.co.za

Quantum Leap 2012: Capestorm WCAD Racing

The inaugural Quantum Leap 250km Adventure Race as experienced by team Capestorm WCAD Racing. This event was hosted by Ugene Nel of Quantum Adventures on 22-25 August 2012 in the Oorlogskloof area 300km North of Cape Town, South Africa. The 250km race course was extremely challenging in terms of navigation and terrain and tested everyone who took part.

Unfortunately Team Capestorm WCAD Racing had to withdraw from the race during the final MTB leg after a harrowing ordeal on top of the mountain in a storm left Chris Fisher with Pneumonia. The team will be back next year to finish what they started!!!

Thanks to Ugene and his team for staging such an Epic event. The course was hugely researched and treated competitors to some incredible scenery and historical Khoi San site alike, not forgetting an awesome rafting leg on the Doring River.

The race was won by Merrell Adventure Addicts in 63h13m.

Music:
The Glitch Mob- Animus Vox
Of Monsters and men- Dirty paws
Ilan Eshkeri- On the Run

To find out more about Team Capestrom WCAD Racing visit: http://www.wcadracing.co.za

For more info on the Quantum Leap AR visit:http://www.quantumadventures.co.za/

WCAD Series 4 Palmiet Adventure Race

The 4th Leg of the WCAD Series took place in the Kleinmond/Palmiet region on 28 July 2012. There was a short (60km) and long (100km) course option to test all who took part. Highlights from the race included an awesome whitewater rafting leg down the Palmiet River, Hiking parts of the breathtaking Oudebosch hiking trail, a MTB rally stage and beautiful riding through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.

The short course was won by “The A-team” consisting of husband and wife combo; Richard and Annalize Thomas, who have now secured two victories in as many races. The long course spoils went to Graham Bird and Yolande Devilliers of team “Merrell Adventure Addicts” who also beat all male pairs taking part.

Special Thanks to Dylan Haskin for the 1st person footage.

Music:
Imagine Dragons- It’s Time
Fun.- Some Nights

Filmed and edited by Chris Fisher of Cape Advlog.

For more information on the WCAD Series visit: http://www.wcad.co.za/

WCAD Series 3: Grabouw AR

The 3rd leg of the 2012 WCAD Series took place in the beautiful Grabouw Valley on 2 June 2012. With 50 and 100km course options, all competitors were tested with challenging navigation through the undulating landscape but the breathtaking scenery made the challenge worth while! Thanks to Glenbrae, Mofam, Buttonquail, Macdaddy’s and all the farms involved for your hospitality! Special thanks to The Rust brothers for all their hard work and local knowledge! Hope to see you all at the next race on 28 July 2012 in Kleinmond.

Music:
Ben Howard-The Fear
OneRepublic- Marchin’ on

http://www.wcad.co.za

Expedition Africa 2012: Capestorm WCAD Racing

What is it really like to race an Expedition length Adventure Race? This movie takes you through some of the highs and lows experienced by team Capestorm WCAD Racing during Expedition Africa 2012. In May 2012, team members; Julia Thomas, Quintin Smith, Grant Ross and Chris Fisher battle the landscape, the elements and sleep deprivation for 500km through the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The team finished the 500km race in 5th place in 86 hours, during which time they only got 4hours of sleep.

For more information on Expedition Africa visit: http://www.kineticgear.co.za
For more information on Capestorm WCAD racing visit: http://www.wcadracing.co.za

WCAD Series 1 Franschhoek AR

The first WCAD Series Adventure Race of 2012 took place on 4 February in the Franschhoek mountains. All 5 Races in the 2012 WCAD Series have 60 and 100km options. Participants were challenged to some of the toughest conditions yet experienced in any of the prior races to date.

This race started off with a monster trek through some of the most beautiful mountains imaginable but the scorching heat and unrelenting terrain took it out of most competitors, some even dropped out before the MTB leg but a few brave souls carried on into the night in a display of determination! WELL DONE!!!

Unfortunately this route was too tough even for the go-pro battery so there is little footage of the mtb leg but rest assured… more than a full day of adventure was had by all!

Music: “Woza December” (instrumental) by Gang of Instrumentals
Footage by: Heiko Redecker, Chris Fisher, Julia Tomas