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Sat, May 13


Mount Washington, Massachusetts

Operation MINI TRIAD

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Operation MINI TRIAD
Operation MINI TRIAD

Time & Location

May 13, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Mount Washington, Massachusetts, 162 East St, Mt Washington, MA 01258, USA

About the Event

Operation MINI TRIAD

Distance: 9 +/- miles

Event Start Time: Saturday 13th May 2023 at 0730hrs

Start Location: Alander Mountain Trail, MA

Event Finish Time: No Later Than Saturday 13th May 2023 at 1700hrs

Finish Location: Alander Mountain Trail, MA


Operation MINI TRIAD takes candidates through Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Operation MINI TRIAD is half the distance of Operation TRIAD. Candidates will summit two different peaks (Mount Frissell, and Round Mountain) during this epic adventure.

Operation MINI TRIAD is a test of endurance, navigation, and fitness.


Candidates must complete the 9 +/- mile route in under 6 hours to PASS and under 3.5 hours to earn the GBF Op MINI TRIAD Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at the Start Point at the Alander Mountain Trail Car Park. At 0730hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before checking candidates maps and kit. Candidates are advised to carry paper maps (waterproofed), in addition to their smartphone, for navigation. Each candidate must carry 20 lbs plus water and food. Once GBF Staff are happy with the candidate's kit, they will be released to begin the route.

Candidates finishing in under 3.5 hours will receive the highly sought-after 'GBF Operation TRIAD’ dog tags.

Service Support

- Mapping. You can navigate this route easily from the AllTrails app on your Smartphone. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS for redundancy. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership.

- Route. Operation MINI TRIAD. This is the route candidates will follow. The final few miles of the route is on dirt-road and candidates should use this opportunity to make up time.

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice but they are reminded this is a self-supported, rural event with little provision for support. Wet weather gear is advised in case of inclement weather conditions.

- Equipment.

This list is mandatory:

This list is recommended:

  • Maps (waterproofed)
  • GPS
  • Blister kit
  • MRE(s)

- Replen. Candidates should carry enough food and water to last 7 +/- miles. There will be a water replenishment point for candidates at the 5.5 mile point (Mt Frissell Trailhead).

- Rations. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 x energy bars as emergency rations. It is the candidates' own decision if they wish to take extra food with them.

- Water. Candidates must carry a minimum of 3 litres of water. The use of hydration bladders is encouraged. Water will be available at the start/finish location and the Mt Frissell Trailhead replen’ point.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event. If any GBF staff deems a candidate is medically unfit to continue, they may be withdrawn from the event for their own safety.

- Transport. Transport to and from the event will be at candidates own arrangement.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ - 9419939432

Weight - candidate’s backpacks must weigh 20 lbs without water and food.

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 40. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Cost - $85

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.





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    +$5.95 Tax


    +$5.95 Tax





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