Are you an experienced or beginner hiker looking to push your limits? Or maybe you are just looking to meet other like minded adventurers while having an incredible experience in the wild. Either way, the HIGHLANDER Adventures long distance hiking event series may be the right event for you. But what is HIGHLANDER Adventure? Founded in 2017 and holding their first event in Croatia, the brand offers long distance hiking expeditions in 13 different countries. And in a strategic partnership with Spartan Race, will be bringing its first event to the United States starting in 2022. Below we’ll go over the events, breaking down the distances, times, formats, and answering the questions most people have. So let’s get to it! And if you have any questions let us know in the comments below.
What is HIGHLANDER Adventure? Everything you Need to Know
What is HIGHLANDER Adventures?
The HIGHLANDER Adventure is a long-distance hiking event series. Offering hikers the opportunity to complete 2-5 day, 30k-100k, non-competitive hikes in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. These include National Parks and World Heritage sites.
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HIGHLANDER Event Formats
HIGHLANDER Adventures offers people three different event formats / distances. Providing options for hikers of all ability levels. Below are the three options, distances, and time frames for each.
Duration: 5 Day / 120 Hours Max
Distance: 100km (+/- 10%)
Route: Start – 4 Checkpoints – Finish
Duration: 3 Day / 60 Hours Max
Distance: 55km (+/- 10%)
Route: Start – 2 Checkpoints – Finish
Duration: 2 Day / 36 Hours Max
Distance: 30km (+/- 10%)
Route: Start – 1 Checkpoints – Finish
How Much Do HIGHLANDER Adventure Events Cost?
HIGHLANDER 5 Day (60 Miles / 100k) – $549
HIGHLANDER55 3 Day (30 Miles / 50k) – $349
HIGHLANDER Experience 2 Days (15 Mile / 30k) – $299
*Prices from 2022 Big Bear, California events
Is HIGHLANDER Adventures a race?
No, the HIGHLANDER Adventure is not a race. There are no prizes or podium awards. Participants are encouraged to hike at their pace. And enjoy meeting new people along with the incredible nature along the way.
Do Finishers Receive a Medal or Patch?
Every person that finishes their selected distance will receive an event patch. Showing them as a finisher of the event.
What Equipment do I need for a HIGHLANDER Event?
The equipment needed for each event is different based on the location and weather. General gear includes hiking shoes, backpack, tent, sleeping bag, gas stove, compass, first aid kit, headlamp / torch, and appropriate clothes based on the conditions.