Supported by the NSW Government
The 40th Anniversary Shahzada will be held
in the last full week of August in 2023
It is with great sadness that the Shahzada Committee wishes to let everyone know that we have had to postpone the 40ᵗʰ Shahzada till 2023.
Unfortunately, the wet weather systems have devastated our tracks to such an extent that all 3 tracks (Jacks, Browns & Blue Hill) that lead into the National Park are inaccessible for a vehicle to travel on, which means we will have no marking, water, checkpoints or a communication system.
In consultation with National Parks, we have also been advised that several other sections inside the NP have had severe damage and that they cannot get access to check on other tracks that we use.
National Parks have also advised that under the current conditions all the trails are still subject to landslips, land slumps and landsides, particularly if we get more wet weather. Due to the widespread damage caused by these floods across the whole reserve network, they have little
capacity to expedite repairs due to the current conditions and demand on contractors to undertake any repairs and it is entirely possible that some of the trail repairs could take up to 12 months or more to complete.
The Shahzada committee is devastated by this new hiccup. I would like to thank the Shahzada committee for all their hard work and tenacity to keep going, given that we have now postponed the 40ᵗʰ Anniversary of this great event 3 times. Here are some photos from what used to be the Blue Hill fire track. (Thanks Emily)
Next Year will be Fun,
Neil Clarkson, President of the Shahzada Committee.