Mount Barney Skyrun

ESS is providing medical and safety teams, a radio network and input into course selection and mapping for the Mount Barney Skyrunning event will take place in southern Queensland in August 2015. Here, Race Director Sean Greenhill climbs the South Ridge on a recent recce trip with ESS where the course was checked out and a location for a radio repeater was established.

Satellite tracking of participants

Over two years ESS has worked with satellite tracking systems that follow individual runners or trekkers with on-screen updates at event HQ every ten minutes. These systems give event organisers excellent supervision of participants for safety purposes. They also have a HELP button for emergencies. This photo shows satellite tracking in use at the Big Red Run 2014.

Claustral Canyon 3D laser scanning

In March 2014 an ESS crew supported film makers Luke Farrer and Michael Breer as they made a 3D scanned model of Claustral. This involved three weeks in the canyon where staff coordinated the rigging, grips and safety and made a camp for the crew.

ABC TV did a doco

Mt Chongtar 7440m

Mt Chongtar expedition, 1994, at 7440m this was one of the highest unclimbed mountains on earth. The small team comprised Greg Mortimer, Colin Monteath and Lucas Trihey.

Filmed-for-TV sporting events

Test of the Toughest was a sports series where we were involved with course design, rigging and safety. These Kellogs Ironmen are just about to start a 120m abseil down the slabs at Booroomba Rocks in the ACT.

Film crew support since 1994

We’ve been working with film and TV crews since the 90s when we worked with Imax film maker John Weiley for a couple of months filming in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

mapping department news

ESS now produces high resolution topo maps with UTM coordinates and a custom overlay of the event course, marshal locations and other details. This sample snippet is for the Running Wild Narrowneck 20km Night Run on Saturday.