85 km course notes
Hells Cauldron - The Anvil where runners are forged or broken.
The Anvil is an 85 km (approx) ultra, taking in some previously un-run trails – notably Machinery Spur, North West Spur to the summit of Mt Feathertop and Golden Point Spur to Spargos Hut.
It offers breathtaking scenery including: Mount Hotham, Swindlers Spur (descent), Diamantina Spur (ascent), Harrietville, NW Spur (ascent), Mount Feathertop, Diamantina Spur (descent) and Machinery Spur (ascent). It will pass by a number of historic huts of the high country including: Derricks Hut, Dibbins Hut, MUMC Hut, Red Robin Battery and Mine and Spargos Hut.
The Anvil run is unique in that it encompasses:
- A Vertical K ascent of NW Spur
- A double D ascent and descent of Diamantina Spur
- An ascent of Machinery Spur
- A descent of Golden Point Spur
- A crossing of Swindlers creek via Spargos Hut
The Course (distances are approximate)
|Harrietville Caravan Park - Stony Creek Road - MUMC Hut - Mt Feathertop||15.6 km|
|Mt Feathertop Summit - Diamantina Spur - Kiewa River Road||7.0 km|
|Kiewa River Road - Pole 84 AAWT via Machinery Spur||11.6 km|
|Pole 84 - Spargos Hut - The General Store (via Edelweiss Tk) - Mt Higginbottom - Loch Car Park||9.0 km|
|Loch Car Park - Dibbins Hut (via Swindlers Spur) - Red Robbin Battery - Diamantina Spur||13.3 km|
|Diamantina Spur - Razorback - Diamantina Hut||12.2 km|
|Diamantina Hut - Bon Accord Spur - Harrietville Caravan Park||16.0 km|
|Total estimated distance (+/- 10%)||85.0 km|
|Elevation gain/fall - approx||4,800 m|
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NB: This is an unmarked course, distances and elevations are approximate.
No GPX or Strava files are provided – this is an old school map and compass run.
To maintain the integrity of the run, participants must not share/post GPX/Strava or any other electronic files online, via social media, blogs or in any form.