Catching Features

Africa - North and Sahara

Open:16:00 May 06 2021
Close:07:45 May 17 2021
Map:/Africa_MRA with animals/events/African Safari/day1/North Sahara.course
Created by:Mallard
Description:Weather Warning! A major sandstorm in the Sahara has partially buried the controls I put out last night. Set to 2 or 3 in options - busy in dunes. Nile, other rivers, Suez Canal and water holes are uncrossable. Tip: running through animals slows you down.
Avg Rating:3.6 / 5.0 (20 votes)


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1. Roman France VSO 31:53  
2. Acke Granbarr Sweden OLGY Slayers 32:09  
3. mansen Sweden GMOK 32:23  
4. Pale Finland Vehkalahden Veikot 33:05  
5. Jesus Rodriguez Corrochano Spain OK Rabonen 33:24  
6. SimonM Sweden Attunda OK 33:34  
7. Cap Sweden Biktorsboys OF 33:41  
8. teddy Norway KLS 34:00  
9. Bec France OK karalhainen 34:07  *****
10. Leudimin Spain Peña Guara 34:09  
Thought the Sahara would be harder
10. Timo Sild Estonia OK Võru 34:09  
12. Poulsen Denmark FIF Hillerød 34:21  
13. Auzzz Sweden OLGY Slayers 34:23  
14. BrageT Norway Kristiansand OK 34:25  
15. Frasco Italy PL O-Maggiore 34:26  
16. Tomacho Portugal OK Karalhainen 34:29  
17. Landli Sweden OLGY Slayers 34:53  
18. Christ Canada GHO 34:57  
19. thomasradondy France OK Karalhainen 35:00  *****
fun in the middle area, but got stuck in the middle of nowhere sometimes
20. charlie Japan AOLC 35:18  
21. ManuelHorta Ukraine Malungs OK 35:32  
22. janands Norway Team Pez And Snapple 35:49  
23. sas Norway n/a 36:03  
Desert area is really weird, when same thing on the map is converted differently, and the direction of those banks are just random. Could have been quiet nice if those were fixed
24. jantelov Finland Helsingin Suunnistajat 36:28  
25. ogry Sweden OK Linné 36:29  
26. Henrik Lundfors Ukraine <3 36:30  *****
it was fun
27. harrymcm United Kingdom DEVON 36:43  
28. jean France VSO 37:21  
29. Bullen Sweden Suraarmaravtegel 37:26  
30. CaracolVeloz Portugal Imperdible 37:40  
31. silas Switzerland OL Regio Wil 37:41  
32. Ben Sand France viking 37:58  
33. Alibaba Hassan Kebab Syria OK IS 39:07  
34. Jolle Sweden Freluga Farmers 39:11  
35. Uffe Sweden Leksand 39:27  
36. PHJ65 Finland SuSe 40:25  
37. Johan Muhlegg Spain MILF 40:29  
38. andre de veirman Belgium trol 40:40  *****
39. Trying Sweden 40:48  
40. Carl Josefsson Sweden Sävedalens AIK 40:58  
41. Pedro Lagarto Portugal OK Karalhainen 41:22  
42. delinselle France TAD 41:32  
43. Jimmy L Sweden Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 41:48  
44. sander TF Norway elverum ok 42:24  
45. John Wick European Union Killers 44:20  
46. erbo Antarctica Järfälla OK 45:15  
47. EdHellsten Sweden Freluga Farmers 46:41  
48. Peter Ebster sen. Austria ASKÖ Henndorf Orienteering 47:42  
49. contrakurt Sweden Centrum OK 48:23  *****
50. Baumann Edouard Switzerland OLC SKOG Freiburg 48:24  *****
51. Michel Bastin Belgium ARDOC 48:46  *****
52. yannsavoie France Course d'orientation 49:05  
53. honzau United States SDO 49:54  
54. Billo England WCOC 50:01  *****
As a technical conversion its brilliant. As an orienteering experience....? Found it impossible to distinguish between embankments and earthwalls in the dunes.
55. peter4434 Austria OC Fürstenfeld 51:48  
56. Ikeysol Scotland WCH 52:13  
57. tio Pepe Sweden Kalmar 53:08  
58. JJ Sancosmed Spain FEGADO 56:09  
59. duncs United States WCOC 58:30  *****
Very different, which makes it fun. I also got stuck near bridge on 3 but finally was able to jump out of the embrace.
60. RL13 Italy A.S.D.O.G. GALILEI 59:11  
61. EddieH United Kingdom Moravian 71:44  *****
I didn'r like those earthwalls. I could make no sense whatever of them until I realised that they (or most of them?) are acually gullies, usually with one side more obvious than the other and with no idea which side on is supposed to be looking. An earthwall should be visible as a rising feature - it was often the opposite.
62. ToniSer Antarctica GO-Xtreme 77:39  *****
63. Fabricio Reis da Fonseca Brazil COFerD 94:12  
jeb France VSO dnf  
Tintin93 Sweden Tullinge Sk dnf  
Krasimir Bulgaria Trapezica dnf  
RiOjA-O Spain RiOjA-O dnf  
MChub Ukraine Ottawa OC dnf  
Alexander Lubina Germany Legendary Sweatpack dnf  
Jesper Åkesson Sweden Freluga Farmers dnf  
JohnT4 Sweden OKH dnf  
Gäddan Sweden Bottenskrapet dnf  *****
Louison France TOAC dnf  
AdamZ Czech Republic SK Zabovresky Brno dnf  
Cube Austria OK Oachkatzlschwoaf dnf  *****
Jurij Gagarin Sweden OLGY Slayers dnf  
Hendrik Belgium trol dnf  
footnick Great Britain SYO dnf  *****
Andrews Britain AIRE dnf  
Eskm Britain dnf  
oligan France VALMO dnf  
stuck at bridge on the way to 3
Gusten Grodslukare Sweden OLGY Slayers dnf  
Stuck :(
Meis Finland Lappeen Riento dnf  
Nesvarbu Lithuania dnf  
IanHendrie Scotland FVO dnf  
Nirvana Raid Italy Nirvana Verde dnf  
Elia Oleotto Italy Friuli MTB dnf  
Johann TINCHANT France Orientation Team Besançon dnf  
naitsabes lebotnov Switzerland OLG Suhr dnf  
stuck before the bridge to 3rd control...aah mallard, didnt read your info ;)
Moritz C Austria Orienteering Klosterneuburg dnf  
Erezb64 Britain IVS dnf  *****
There is a bag in the map. I got stuck and could not move.
Jacopo Austria mamma mia dnf  
VICCIV666 China BUAA dnf  
runde Italy PWT Italia dnf