The popular Serra Terror endurance adventure is back for 2015, with so many entries to this stunning experience organisers were forced to close entries early. While the course is still under wraps, there have been some exciting clues revealed that suggests yet another fantastic expose of the hidden gems located in the Grampians National Park.
This year, organisers have announced the Grampians National Park and Parks Victoria will allow a navigational exercise over parts of the proposed Grampains Peaks Trail. What's that? I'm glad you asked. The Grampians Peaks Trail will be a world class, long distance walking experience that showcases the beauty and majesty of the Grampians. Eventually, it will comprise a 13 day/12 night walk that stretches 144km from Mount Zero in the north to Mount Abrupt in the south. It's set to rival the Overland Track in Tasmania and the Milford Track in New Zealand for beauty and scale.
But first, the trail needs to be made. That's where Serra Terror VI participants come in!
Sections of the course will be high, densely vegetated and possibly slower going than in previous years as the STVI competitors carve their way through unexplored territory. The views will be spectacular, the experience second to none, and the course is going to challenge participants both physically and mentally.
Last year's event involved a pre-dawn bus trip to remote location with instructions to overcome 'The Fortress' by morning tea time. It was all uphill from there. There was a pretty high level of satisfaction though when, after two days of hard slogging, we could lay claim to traversing the Grampians from West to East, across three ranges.
Organiser and endurance hiking enthusiast Keri Ross has a few other big events to compare it to, including the Flinders Range and says: