THE FIRST KNOLL - KNOLLWELL KNOLLWELL
Christmas is coming...
SAVE THE DATES
Sat Dec 4th 2021 to Sun Dec 5th 2021
Litchfield Education Centre (opposite Buley Rockhole in Litchfield NP)
This event is about providing training and mentoring in navigation and map reading, in a supportive environment. Saturday arvo will be a fun, 4 hour rogaine where participants can practice compass use, navigation techniques and map-to-ground principles under the guidance of more experienced rogainers. Saturday evening - enjoy a Xmas themed dinner while the results from the rogaine are announced. Debrief about the day's events. Camp the night under the stars and wake up in the morning for an egg-n-bacon brekky. Keen participants can then put their skills to the test by retrieving the previous day's controls from the bush?!
Showers and toilets on site, grassy camping areas, huge undercover shade shed, local swimming hole.
Numbers will be limited...more info coming...stay tuned.
What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Teamwork, endurance, strategy and map reading are features of the sport. Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness, which aims to support and encourage people to develop respect for and enjoyment of rural and bushland environments, and to encourage the development of navigational skills, self reliance, general fitness, and the ability to work in a team.
About the NTRA
Rogaining found its way to the NT in 1999 (about a quarter of a century after the sport's invention in Victoria), courtesy of the energetic Andy Black and David Palmer who organised the first NT rogaine, the Croc and Rock, at Litchfield National Park in August of that year.
With their rogaining experience from southern states, Andy and David spent much of early 1999 battling Wet season humidity, flooded creeks, thick high grass and the almost totally unroaded bush of Litchfield National Park to set the course for what turned out to be an historic (and for many competitors very tough) 24 hour event.