Date: Feb 28 2015
The Frigid Infliction is a ten hour adventure race for teams of two or three. The race will feature several winter disciplines as well as requiring you to continually navigate.
We use an accelerated cutoff system which allows us to really challenge experienced teams while providing a great race for the first timers. If you have never done an adventure race before, this is the perfect one to start with. This was the first adventure race for about a third of the participants the past four years, so don't be intimidated!
Teams do not need support crews for this event. Outside of what is provided by the race organizers, teams must be self-sufficient. This is an adventure, after all!
This year’s race will probably feature the following disciplines:
- Navigation with topographical map and compass
- Cross country skiing
- Postholing (on foot without snowshoes)
- Tyrolean traverse or other ropes element (Unconfirmed)
Keep in mind that these disciplines can occur in any order, and you could have multiple sections in the course for each activity. You do not need to have any rope experience (tyrolean, ascent, rappel, etc) to compete in this race; but it doesn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with the basics beforehand if you get the opportunity. Climbing gyms, including Petra Cliffs, are great places to pick up these skills.
Registration and Race will be held at the Sports Center at 5a.m.