Due to the extreme nature of this event, only teams
of two will be able to compete. Each team will be required
to carry the equipment necessary to sustain them for
24 hours. On registration day, all teams will have their
gear checked and judged. This gear must then remain
with the racers until the Aspen finish line, where it
will be checked again
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR TEAMMATE! TEAMS MUST REMAIN IN VISUAL CONTACT
WITH EACH OTHER AND ENTER AND EXIT ALL MANDATORY CHECK
POINTS TOGETHER. IF YOU SEPARATE FROM YOUR PARTNER,
YOU PUT THEM IN JEAPORDY AND YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED
AND REMOVED FROM COURSE.
- Racers will compete on skis, of any type, and must
finish with the same gear they started with. (Due
to the unpredictable nature of this course and the
certainty of variable spring conditions, the Race
Organizers strongly recommend the use of sturdy skis
with at least _ length metal edges. Boots and bindings
designed for ungroomed backcountry terrain are absolutely
necessary. Please remember, no evacuation will be
provided for racers with broken or insufficient equipment.)
- Racer will travel in teams of two, and must be together
at all times. Each team must carry survival gear and
be prepared at all times for an unexpected situation,
which would require a 24-hour bivouac. This means
teams must carry enough equipment and supplies to
spend an unsupported winter night in the backcountry.
- Any litter found on the course (energy bar wrappers,
gel bottles/packets, etc.) that can be directly traced
to a team will automatically disqualify that team.
- Ski retention devices are required on Aspen Mountain.
- The Event Director, Equipment Judges, Snow Safety
Director, Medical Director or other qualified race
staff will have the ability to disqualify teams they
consider unprepared, improperly equipped or in unsafe
condition (including physical and mental health).
- More detailed rules and equipment can be found in
the race packet. Please also note that the course,
certain rules, and all aspects of the race are subject
to change until the final race meeting on Friday,
April 1, 2005 due to weather and snow safety considerations.