In 2003 Tatum Prins returned from years of travel and working in the bush to want only one thing: to be an adventure racer. Her dream began then and still lives on as she is now one of SA’s top female adventure racers. This sport has taken her to five World Championships and seven countries competing against the best. She has mountain biked, trekked and paddled through jungles and deserts, over mountains and across lochs. She has endured seven days of non-stop racing with only five hours sleep as well as extreme highs and lows with her team mates in areas where people have never set foot. For Tatum, adventure racing keeps life in perspective. She has also ascended Platteklip nine times in one day – between sunrise and sunset! Racing is, for her, all about the passion and living in the now.
In this talk Tatum looks at the variables that make adventure racing a challenging sport, including the dangers and a nasty encounter with stinging trees at a multiday race in Australia last year.