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“wild times; wild places”

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Country: Australia
State: Victoria
Suburb: Melbourne
Post Code: 3000
Street: 169-171 Berkeley Street
Phone: (03) 9035 5511
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Slogan: “wild times; wild places”
Bio: Melbourne University Mountaineering Club (MUMC) invented the sport in 1947 and started running an annual 24-hour walk. Then in 1976 young MUMCers by the names of Rod, Gail and Neil Phillips created the word ROGAINE which was coined from: ROd, GAIl and NEil, the three people in Australia who developed the first (label-ROGAINE) for the sport. Since then the sport has grown, with hundreds of teams competing in each event, and has quickly spread across the world to become an international sport!

Rogaining is a competition or casual sport in bush-walking, cross-country navigation, a car rally, on foot Rugged Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navigation and Endurance, a casual bush-walk, the most hardcore endurance sport ever. These events will attract all kinds of people from super-elite athletes capable of covering over 100 kms through rugged bush, scaling tall mountains or your ordinary enthusiast.

Events run from six to 24 hours long, usually walking/running but sometimes on bikes, canoes or skiing. In teams consisting of two to five members, you can go as far and hard as you want. You are given a map with control points and are allowed a compass; the idea is to visit as many control points as possible. It is rare for a team to visit all controls so the game is open ended. Championships are held in Victoria and New South Wales.

For new or potential members, you can go to the club meeting on Tuesday night. If you cannot make those meetings, then email the officer for the sport you are most interested in, or the president

*Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm

Please contact Melbourne University Mountaineering Club for further information.
Telephone Number: (03) 9035 5511

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