We’ve been following Team Irish AR since last weekend as they battle through the conditions at the Huairasinchi Adventure Racing Wold Championships in Equador.
At some point last night something seems to have gone wrong and the team made a complete reversal of their path:
There is a bit of speculation that either important gear has been forgotten for a climbing task ahead forcing a return to the last TZ (but surely the task penalty would not be more severe than losing hours), or health issues are affecting the team, or navigation errors.
The team is far too experienced to make such a huge nav error requiring almost a complete retrace of steps, but they seem to have reversed their path to the last CP, gone past it and now appear to be returning in the direction that they should be heading.
Seems really strange but then very few of us know how it would be in a jungle at altitude, sleep deprived and racing. God know what has happened but fingers crossed everyone is healthy and gets home safely.