The Snowy River Extreme Race is a whitewater race held on the Snowy River below Guthaga Dam that consists of teams of two racing over a short section of river on either expert (grade 4) or intermediate (grade 3) water.
This year marked the third running of the extreme race and organisers were thrilled with more than 200 paddlers registering for the event.
Race spokesperson Johannes Hendriks praised the efforts of all involved and said due to popular demand the race had now grown to include a junior and women’ class.
While fine and sunny conditions prevailed over the weekend, the four degree water temperature and light snow falls at camp kept competitors well rugged up.
The Snowy Mountains region boasts some of Australia’s best whitewater destinations with world class paddling on the Thredbo, Eucumbene, Murrumbidgee and Indi (Upper Murray) Rivers. Generally speaking, the best time for paddling is during the spring thaw from September to November.
“The SRER wouldn’t be the same without the generous support of our many sponsors including Wild Magazine, Adventure Hub Nepal and Random Adventure Gear,” said Johannes.
Full run-down of category winners, 2018 Snowy River Extreme Race
Phil Gibbons, Ben Hankinson
Anna Herring, Kate Dyachuk
Sebastian Young, Clayton Young
Jen Rees, Amy Rella
Paul Nichol, Matt Renshaw
Brandon Dowell, Rowan Hampton