May 25, 2009

Rhino Charge

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 10:20 am

The Rhino Charge is an annual off road motor sport competition that has been held in Kenya since 1989. It is a unique and exciting competition that requires bravery and a high level of skill in off-road driving and navigation. The event is held to raise funds for a very noble cause – conservation of Kenya’s Aberdare Ecosystem.

The Rhino Charge is an off-road event in which competitors are required to visit 13 points scattered over approximately 100 square kms of rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Competitors are supplied with a 1:50,000 scale map of the venue, co-ordinates of the 13 Control Points and their Start position (at one of the Controls).

Each competitor must plot the Control Points on the map and decide his/her route. Navigation is by compass/GPS and the winner is the competitor who visits the most controls in the shortest distance (GPS measured).

Each team brings its own 4WD vehicle, and competitors are given the locations of “guard posts” in the bush. They head off into the wilds around and the team that covers the least distance to get to all the posts is the winner.

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