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Certified Track - ITRA
Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg 2018 - GCU 62
62.2 km 2000 m 1800 m
départ Inconnu (ZA)
arrivée Inconnu (ZA)
Giant’s Cup Uncut (GCU) is 62km in length with 2400m of vertical climb and occupies an altitude window between 1600m and 2150m. The Race Start is at the Premier Resort Sani Pass at 06h00 on Saturday morning. The GCU is a non-stop traverse of the entire Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail which is certified as a 5 Day hike. The event is entirely on mountain trail and provides the runners with a uniquely pure trail running experience. From the Hotel the course climbs the beautiful Gxalingenwa Gorge and skirts the front of Ndlovini before dropping down into Cobham Nature Reserve at the 12km mark. From Cobham it is a 20km leg that includes the long climb up to Crane Tarn and the descent into Castleburn Farm and the halfway point of GCU. From Castleburn the runners ascend the face of Garden Castle before topping out at Black Eagle Pass and turning toward the iconic Rhino Peak. The final Checkpoint/Aid Station of GCU is in the shadow of Rhino Peak at Swiman Hut with 15km left to the finish. From Swiman it is a last effort to Bushman’s Nek Hotel which includes the final big climb from the Mzimude River to the top of Langalibalele Pass and the 5km swoop down to the Hotel.
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Accum. Intermediary
POI Description Alt. Dist. D+ D- Dist. D+ D-
compet Competition organized on 04/28/2018
Trace n°41969
Ascent threshold : 10 m
Distance threshold : 0 m
Smoothing : No
Origin of altitudes : GPS
Dominant terrain : Footpath
Max alti. : 2154 m
Avg alti. : 1815 m
Min alti. : 1540 m
Longest ascent : 420 m
Longest descent : 420 m

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