Berakah Rhino Challenge

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Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:05 am

We are pleased to announce that the owners of the Berakah Trial near Parys agreed to allow Megaworld Vaal to conditionally re-open the Rhino Challenge.

During the past few months we have been exploring this subject and understood very well the concerns that the owners had regarding, what had previously been referred to as, "one of the three terror trails in SA". Safety is top priority and for this reason strict qualifying criteria will be applied before a team of of our marshalls will accompany interested participants to the Rhino Challenge. We are in the final stages of defining these, but the items most likely included will be:-

Mechanically sound vehicles, preferably with at least a 2" lift and diff lockers rear (and possibly front as well).
Level 1 Offroad Driving certification
Experienced Marshalls will be guiding the driver up and down the Rhino. We are exploring the feasability of arranging standby medical assistance in case of emergency. Recovery and safety equipment will be standard on the day of the event. It goes without saying that the use of liquor will be strictly forbidden prior to ascending or descending the Rhino.

During the past weeks we studied the trail carefully and drove a Landcruiser Pickup (standard suspension, difflocks front and rear, BFG A/T) as well as a heavily modified Jeep Wrangler JK (4" + 2" Lift, Lockers front and rear, BFG MT's) up and down the Rhino. Getting up and down safely left us with a healthy degree of respect for this challenging trail.

The Rhino Challenge is NOT to be underestimated in any way and is most certainly one of the most challenging that we have driven.

These two vehicles were No's 86 & 87 over the past 10 years and the only two vehicles in more than two years.

The trial has changed due to the weather and we are convinced that any previous successful attempts will not necessarily guarantee success on the current Rhino.

Preparations are going well for the 26 March event at the Berakah Rhino Challenge. Herewith a few notes for general information:-

Two more slots available for anyone to attempt the Rhino Challenge on 26 March. We would like to limit the number of participants to five on this first occasion.
Spectators welcome, however, we may have to limit the number attending. Some forum members have indicated thus far that they would like to attend on a spectator basis. Spectators will be paying the standard R250 fee per car and this will allow them access to the Berakah trail as well.
We are planning an information session at the Megaworld Vaal business premises on Saturday. The purpose will be to guide participants through the available footage and will share our experience of the Rhino in preparation of the event.
Members that have future aspirations to be attempting the Rhino are welcome to PM us so as to arrange attendance of the information session.
We will need a few Marshalls on the day of the event to perform a variety of tasks. Kindly let us know if you are interested in being involved.
Our event coordinator is Shane Gunter, he can be reached at our office number - 016 931 2999

Best regards.
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:48 am

Daai koppie was nou vir 'n lang ruk toe gewees, gaan interessant wees :thumbup:

Dankie vir die info Hans :wink2:
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:21 am

Mooi man Hans.

Nou kort ek net daai level 1 driving storie, dan kan ek ook gaan probeer.

Goeie werk. Ek hou van die inisiatief.

Well done 4x4 MW Vaal!!
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:42 am

Julle kan met Shane kontak maak vir die level 1 training ook wat maandeliks by ons aangebied word. :thumbup:
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Hierdie naweek sal die briefing plaasvind vir die Berakah.
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:40 pm

Ou vale lyk nie of hy gaan reg wees vir volgende naweek se rowwe trip nie, maar ek sal hom beslis by Rhino wil uitvat, dis immers waar hy sy naam vandaan kry?
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:34 am

Waaaaaaaar's ou Cassie nou? :boss:
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:12 am

klink lekker...
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:25 am

witmamba wrote:Waaaaaaaar's ou Cassie nou? :boss:
Hy het sy pille gedrink :twisted: :twisted:
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:51 am

ek't 'n voëltjie hoor fluit jy sal graag die Rhino wil aanvat?
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:03 pm

witmamba wrote:ek't 'n voëltjie hoor fluit jy sal graag die Rhino wil aanvat?
Ek sou graag wou maar daai naweek is ek nie beskikbaar nie en die bakkie is nou een van die primêre voertuie in die huishouding... so ek kan nie regtig bekostig om die bakkie te beskadig nie ;-) ;-) ;-)
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:15 pm

ons maak dit dan 'n volgende keer.

Wie anders stel belang?
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:19 pm

Sorry....wil baie graag.....maar Lucy het nie 'n locker agter nie.... :D:
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:50 pm

het Lucy ooit 'n locker nodig???
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Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:03 pm

NAH..... :twisted:
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Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:58 am

Nog iemand lus vir die Rhino die naweek?
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