Location

Lady Grey
Lady Grey
Category

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Date

Nov 16 2019 - Nov 17 2019

Time

All of the day

Skyrun

The Destination
The Witteberg is a South African mountain range just off the south-west corner of Lesotho. The range, which rises to 2408 metres, stretches for about 60km from Lundin’s Nek in the east to Lady Grey in the west. The range lends its name to the Witteberg Series, the uppermost fossiliferous sequence of the Cape System of sedimentary rocks in South Africa. The race starts in the town of Lady Grey which is famous for its annual Nativity Play and its quaint houses and incredible scenery. Discover the wonder of Balloch cave along the route with it bushman art and idyllic setting nestled between some of the highest peaks in the Witteberg.
The Witteberg range is one of the most picturesque places in South Africa with some distinctive peaks like Avoca and Halston Peaks dominating the skyline.
The Terrain
The SkyRun is true mountain running with a variety of terrain from hiking paths that lead you up to the tower, some jeep track is a welcome relief from the majority of the terrain which is on the mountain side as this is a self-supported and self-navigation the route choice is very much in the hands of the individual competitors. Once you have left the town of Lady Grey behind the beauty and remoteness of these mountains soon engulfs you and it is not uncommon to run for the entire race without seeing much civilization around you except those involved in the race.
The fauna and flora is incredible and there are over 650 plant and 80 animal species know to habitat the mountains of the Witteberg.

GRADING: Very Difficult to Extreme depending on the temperature and water on Mountain
DURATION: Anything from 13hrs to 30hrs
CONFIGURATION: Start in Lady grey and traverse the Witteberg Mountain to Wartrail Country Club
START POINT: Lady Grey
GPS COORDINATES: 30.7135°S 27.2186°E
TERRAIN: Mainly no track Navigation by GPS
ENTRIES: Limited to 250
MAP: Basic map to be providedns xGRADING: Very Difficult to Extreme depending on the temperature and water on Mountain
DURATION: Anything from 13hrs to 30hrs
CONFIGURATION: Start in Lady grey and traverse the Witteberg Mountain to Wartrail Country Club
START POINT: Lady Grey
GPS COORDINATES: 30.7135°S 27.2186°E
TERRAIN: Mainly no track Navigation by GPS
ENTRIES: Limited to 250
MAP: Basic map to be provided
TRAIL MARKINGS: None must navigate – GPS units/GPS Watches are compulsory
FACILITIES: Camping and B&B in area
CELL RECEPTION: Minimal coverage in valley’s on mountain coverage
BEWARE: Hydration is critical and keep a look-out for snakes and loose rocks
LOCAL INFO: www.ladygreytourism.co.za≥,

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