Inside Story

Twistes Sisters
Marlette (Molly) de Jager & Rebecca (Becky) Sands

Bummer moments… the realization that TPC and it’s route was not achievable on day 1 and the realization that day 2 was going to be "vrek" long!

Mbulelo Thinta
The Awakening!

The abyss at times may feel like it will never end, so preparation for times of physical and mental strain combined must be something all race participants are ready for...

A personal report back on the 2014
X-Berg Challenge by Andrew Porter

The X-Berg challenge is a fresh concept developed by Pierre Carter, Linda Willemse and Alistair Stuart...

Clive Leader
Surviving the X-Berg!

Have some survival training as anything can and probably will happen. The X-Berg Challenge is a war and I loved every wonderful horrible moment..

Neel Breitenbach
What I will do differently

Traveling through remote mountain valleys! “Big Mountain, Big Sky, Big Adventure” Country! Absolutely love it! On the X-Berg front there are some things I'd do differently...

Piers Pirow
Time to go Back

Having won the event in 2013 it seemed time to go back and do another one – especially as this event is ideal training for future adventure races...

Jeremy Holdcroft
A Flying Chop

He has a passion for adventure from sailing, flying paragliders and other small aircraft to hiking and climbing. He can also play the piano and appreciate...

Marianne Schwankhart's

The best piece of advice I ever got for any training is to train in the terrain and distances you’re planning on racing. For the X-Berg Challenge, you definitely have to...

June Fabian
Reflections from a Rookie

I am not a trail runner, nor am I an adventure racer. But for the spectacular scenery, the incredible adventure and really awesome people, I signed up for X-Berg...

Andrew van Rensburg's Expert advise

It’s an interesting and tough challenge, from plotting your routes to climbing and descending the beautiful mountains in...

Andrew Porter - The real dragon slayer's tips

I believe the best training is to go out there and practise the route. Figure out where the paths are or are not. Work out how...

Guy Pitman
Naturally fit

So I don’t know if this will be much help as I don’t really do any specific training and just try to keep the fitness up. The X–Berg falls a couple of weeks after...