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The Wild For Nature Peak Bagging Challenge

1st January 2023 to 30th November 2023
The Wild For Nature Peak Bagging Challenge

Challenge Type: Peak Challenge

Challenge Goal: Number of unique peaks

About the Challenge:

The Wild For Nature Charitable Trust – the new owner and organiser of The WILD Epic Mountain Runs – will come into being early in 2023. Its stated purpose is “to encourage people of all abilities to pursue adventurous activities on foot and by doing so to benefit both themselves and the natural environment

To kick things off the Trust has teamed up with Wild Things to challenge its members to get out there and get peak bagging during 2023.

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you do this, just so long as it’s done on foot.

While going about it we also encourage you to take note of any specific challenges that the native flora and fauna around each peak face (or of the good work that humans are doing to lend nature a healing hand). Take a photo of these and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #wildfornaturechallenge to be in to win a spot prize (details below)

Your challenge is to run or walk up as many of the 100 listed peaks as you can between Jan 1st and 30th November 2023. The peaks are fairly evenly split between the North and South Islands.

View all 100 qualifying peaks

NB each peak only counts once, no matter how many times you climb it. The idea is to have as many new adventures as possible, not repeat the same old same old numerous times!

Challenge Prizes:
Medals

The Trust will award medals (yes, real medals!) based on how many of the nominated peaks you tick off before the end of November:

  • 10 peaks = a bronze medal
  • 15 peaks = a silver medal
  • 20 peaks = a gold medal
  • 25 peaks = a platinum medal

Medals will be awarded in person at The WILD prizegiving in Arrowtown on December 10th or mailed shortly afterwards if you can’t be there.

Race Entries

The Trust is putting up 4 free entries to The WILD on December 9th – one for each proposed race distance (15k, 35k, 60k, 85k).

  • each person who has achieved bronze medal status (or above) by 31st July 2023 will go in the draw to win a free entry to the 15k event
  • each person who has achieved silver medal status (or above) by 31st July 2023 will go in the draw to win a free entry to the 35k event
  • each person who has achieved gold medal status (or above) by 31st July 2023 will go in the draw to win a free entry to the 60k event
  • each person who has achieved platinum medal status by 31st July 2023 will go in the draw to win a free entry to the 85k event
Instagram Prizes

Each month during the year we will award a $25 discount off an entry to The WILD (any distance) to the person who is judged to have posted the most thought provoking/meaningful picture to their Instagram account (Post please, NOT Story) using the hashtag #wildfornaturechallenge.

Relevance to the subject matter - specific challenges that the native flora and fauna around a peak face (or of the good work that humans are doing to lend nature a healing hand) – will be key in selecting winners.

There is no limit to how many monthly prizes you can win, so post away!

Peak criteria:

The following peaks are included in this challenge:

View all 100 qualifying peaks

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Wild Explorer Peaks Bagged
1 Sonia Panapa 12
=2 Anthony Sowerby 7
=2 Raewyn Peters 7
=2 Rie Kim 7
=5 Tim Purchase 5
=5 Jennifer Hancock 5
=5 Alex Watson 5
=5 James Brewer 5
=5 Kirsty Hamlin 5
=5 Ben Brown 5
=5 Grant Allerby 5
=5 Justyna Blajerska 5
=13 Rob Bathgate 4
=13 Emily Oliver 4
=15 ewald kruger 3
=15 Jamie Hall 3
=15 Jasmine MNijel 3
=15 Georgie Griffiths 3
=15 Isobel Stout 3
=15 Doug Moore 3
=15 Steph Hobbs 3
=15 Malcolm Law 3
=15 Steve Anderson 3
=24 Michael Morrison 2
=24 Darrell Henderson 2
=24 Sandrine Douarin 2
=24 Angela Hewlett 2
=24 Steve Tripp 2
=24 June Hart 2
=24 Alicia Paulsen 2
=24 Bryn Jenkins 2
=24 Caitlin Knox 2
=24 Denise Limby 2
=24 Kamala Hayman 2
=24 Sam Mowat 2
=24 Sarah Bauer 2
=24 Jacki Key 2
=24 Rich Martin 2
=24 Nat Thompson 2
=24 Dean Harvey 2
=24 Allysia Kraakman 2
=24 Tracey McKay 2
=24 Keri Bidmead 2
=44 Koleighne Ford 1
=44 Matt Barton 1
=44 Nikki Kear 1
=44 Alun Davies 1
=44 Lynda Watson 1
=44 Keri Devine 1
=44 Brook van Reenen 1
=44 David Lockhart 1
=44 William Hart 1
=44 Blue Tangiora 1
=44 Derek Mc goldrick 1
=44 Jon Culley 1
=44 Katie Wright 1
=44 Ryan Hattle 1
=44 Kerryn Stewart 1
=44 Isobel Oakley 1
=44 Adam Clifford 1
=44 Andy Crosland 1
=44 Kerry Bennett 1
=44 Bill Emmens 1
=44 Simon Budd 1
=44 Heather McDonald 1
=44 Tony Sharpe 1
=44 Jamie Calder 1
=44 Paul Forbes 1
=44 Neil Trimboy 1
=44 Lisa Ainley 1
=44 Sandi Cooper 1
=44 Tracey McMillan 1
=44 Michele Mill 1
=44 Mark Craig 1
=44 Jayne Tankersley 1
=44 Jo Bailey 1
=44 Kyle Malone 1
=44 Anne-Louise Robertson 1
=44 Brian Aitken 1
=44 Richard Tumaliuan 1
=44 Solitaire Durante 1
=44 Shonagh North 1
=44 Donna Edwards 1
=44 Rachael Tobeck 1
=44 Natalie Hitchings 1
=44 Debbi Bamfield 1
=44 Joe Benbow 1
=44 julie stewart 1
=44 Poppie Johnson 1
=44 Emma Rogers 1
=44 Alice Sagar 1
=44 Tim Shaw 1
93 James Goodwill 0
=92 Corey Woodward 0
=92 Malcolm Webb 0
=92 Linda Hopper 0
=92 Jayde Kruger 0
=92 Lynette ELFICK 0
=92 Karen Spencer 0
=92 Zack Reimer 0
=92 Elspeth Knewstubb 0
=92 Mikey Ball 0
=92 Pip Guthrey 0
=92 David Brock 0
=92 James Stewart 0
=92 Helen Brunner 0
=92 Ian Gilmour 0
=92 Stefanie Parks 0
=92 Charlotte Evans 0
=92 Jonathan Roughan 0
=92 Jerry Varghese 0
=92 Pete Marshall 0
=92 Matt Halverson 0
=92 Jody Paddy 0
=92 Dianne Rawson 0
=92 Benjamin Still 0
=92 Caro Orum 0
=92 Jo Steven 0
=92 Garry Walker 0
=92 Heidi Su 0
=92 Jordan Van Der Klei 0
=92 Rudolf Plucinsky 0
=92 Liam Wilson 0
=92 Katie Oliver 0
=92 Scott Ferguson 0
=92 Olivia Harris 0
=92 Noeline Best 0
=92 Jeremy Wheeler 0
=92 Annelise La Roche 0
=92 Sean McWilliams 0
=92 Adam Forwood 0
=92 Richele McKenzie 0
=92 Sophie Beaumont 0
=92 Mark Rowbotham 0
=92 Brendon Pascoe 0
=92 Holly Barclay 0
=92 Conor Keena 0
=92 Matt Hall-White 0
=92 Megan Hinton 0
=92 Robert McDonald 0
=92 Mike Kerr 0
=92 Rebecca Mehrtens 0
=92 Diana Adams 0
=92 Sharon Davis 0
=92 Jodi Kearney 0
=92 Andrew Tolley 0
=92 Tim Carpenter 0
=92 Steve Stewart 0
=92 Annette Adams 0
=92 Jake Trinder 0
=92 John Iseli 0
=92 Mike McManaway 0
=92 Ardouin Jeans 0
=92 Steve Beatson 0
=92 Jill Goldfinch 0
=92 Amy Whitehead 0
=92 Natalie Ganley 0
=92 Iain Menmuir 0
=92 Michael Loftus 0
=92 Katie Ridley 0

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