Canterbury Champs

Sunday 2 December 2018
Hogs Back
Event Type:
Canterbury Champs - Long
Alister Metherall
Carsten Jørgensen / Jenni Adams

Hogsback is one of PAPO's premier maps, which was mapped by elite Nick Hann.  Since then, it has been used for our showcase events and deserves its place in the top collection. The native beech forest is very runnable, with a natural scattering of old branches underfoot. The rivers are clear and cold but crossable and the hills, ridges and gullies create wonderful navigational challenges. There are a few tracks that may help (depending on the deviousness of the planner) and are worth watching out for. Areas without trees may have grass, marsh, dracophyllum bushes or open gravel and from the top of the hills there are clear views up to the mountains around.


Course Length Climb  
1 11.2 km 670 m M21E
2 7.2 km 390 m M20A, M21A, W21E
3 5.0 km 320 m M18A, M40A, W20A
4 4.2 km 265 m M16A, M21AS, M50A, W18A, W21A, W40A
5 3.5 km 170 m M40AS, M60A, W16A, W21AS, W50A
6 2.3 km 60 m M70A, W40AS, W60A, W70A
7 4.1 km 265 m M14A, M18B, M21B, W14A
8 2.7 km 130 m M40B, W18B, W21B, W40B
9 2.4 km 90 m M12A, M14B, M21C, W12A, W14B, W21C
10 2.3 km 60 m M10, M12B, W10, W12B

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