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Marloth Mountain Challenge - 55km

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35.3 Miles 56.8 Kilometers


74%

Runnable

10,245' 3,123 m

Ascent

-10,243' -3,122 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

54%

Max Grade (29°)

4,337' 1,322 m

High

475' 145 m

Low

Shared By Andrew Harris

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A true mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains.

Andrew Harris

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The Swellendam Hiking Trail is revered in South Africa's as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains.

Description

The Swellendam Hiking Trail is revered in South Africa's as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience through the magnificent Swellendam Mountains. The hallowed ground is now the setting for this iconic and brutally tough trail run. This is your chance to experience pure mountain running nirvana. Nearly 87% of the epic 55km race is on remote mountain hiking trail and, with 3,494m of vertical gain over the entire distance, and this run is not for the inexperienced solo mountain runner.

History & Background

The town of Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa and has a rich historical past. It is worth remembering this when planning your trip so you can spend a few hours exploring this beautiful little town.

Contacts

Land Manager: CapeNature

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