General questions


What do I receive when I complete HIGHLANDER?

If you complete any distance of HIGHLANDER successfully, you will receive a unique experience to remember every time you look up in the sky, lifetime friends, a hard-earned HIGHLANDER Title, Pin, Patch, and Certificate.


What is the cutoff time?

This is a backpacking adventure, not a race. 

  • HIGHLANDER Orion Gorski kotar, Croatia event finishes on January 28th, 2024.


Will HIGHLANDER take place in the event of bad/inclement weather?




How do I register?

To register for the event, complete the registration form on the event website and submit using the REGISTER NOW button. 

Payments are made online only using a debit or credit card. 

Capacity is limited, make sure you don't miss your slot and register now for the Adventure of a Lifetime!


How can I register as a team?

There is no option for team registration for HIGHLANDER Gorski kotar event


Transfer / Withdrawal / Deferral process

Please find all relevant information here


Can someone else register for me?

No, all participants must come to Registration in person during open hours for the Registration Check-in and to personally sign the event waiver.


Is there a minimum age to participate?

Minors at the HIGHLANDER Gorski kotar event are not allowed


I have not received the confirmation e-mail – where can I find it?

The confirmation email is automatically sent after submitting the payment. Check your inbox and spam folders, and if confirmation is not found, please contact


How do I change my personal details (address, e-mail…)?

If this is your first time registering for an event on the platform, you will create an Active profile. Here you will have access to all registered events, and you can edit some of your personal details.

  • Log in to     
  • Scroll through the list of registered events 
  • Choose “Edit Registration Information” 
  • Make changes to custom questions etc.   
  • Save changes

If you need to change other information (such as an email address), please contact


What is the onsite registration procedure?

All participants must register in person at the event before the start to collect the Participant´s Kit and food. We do not send out the Participant´s Kit by mail. You will also receive an email with Registration Check-in information one week before the event. 


Will you be providing transportation to the Check-in and/or Start?

Please see Travel & Accommodation section.


I will be staying in Croatia after the event. Will HIGHLANDER provide transportation to my next destination after the event?

No. Any other transportation arrangements are your responsibility. 



What food is provided?

All information regarding food provided by the organizer is sent to participants on the week of the event.


Can I bring my dog?

The dogs are not allowed on a HIGHLANDER Gorski kotar Winter Edition


What type of clothing should I pack?

Gorski kotar has very cold and snowy winters going as low -20ºC and as high as 0ºC. Prepare for all kinds of weather to the best of your ability.


Is there a location for Lost & Found belongings?

During the event week: please ask the staff members.

After the event: please contact



I have never hiked, but I feel physically ready. Can I register?

Unfortunately, not - you have to be physically very well prepared for these cold challenges


How can I best prepare for HIGHLANDER Gorski kotar?

All participants should be physically prepared for tackling the route smoothly. We recommend 100-200 km of light hiking in the months leading to HIGHLANDER to prepare for the trail.

Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with a 5-7 kg and increase gradually to 15-17 kg). Make sure you can walk in your hiking shoes and break them in prior to the event.


Is there cellular service on the course?

Generally, yes. However, there are areas not covered by cellular service.


How difficult is it to stay on the trail?

Most hiking trails on Gorski kotar are marked very well. 

It is important to adhere to markers and official hiking trails.  

Always keep a map in your hand and follow the signposts to stay on course and arrive safely at your destination.


Do I have to stop at each checkpoint?

You have to collect all checkpoint stamps. Checkpoints are open at specific times. Staff will stamp your HIGHLANDER ID. Outside staff working hours (or similar), you will stamp your own ID. 


Will you be designating sleeping areas?

Designated bivouacking sites are on Checkpoints 3. There are no designated bivouacking spots at Checkpoints 1, 2, and 4 as they serve only to get the Checkpoint stamps.


Can I sleep in mountain lodges or huts?

No. Sleeping is allowed only in tents and sleeping bags that are required HIGHLANDER gear for all participants. Mountain lodges and huts have limited space and could not accommodate all HIGHLANDER participants.

Sleeping in a tent is a special experience and one of the best parts of a true hiking adventure.


Are hiking poles a good idea?

A great idea!


What if I have gear trouble?

Checkpoint staff is trained for such cases. Feel free to consult them with any gear malfunction or similar issues.


Can I share my gear with other participants?

Yes. Participants sharing equipment must inform the organizing staff at Registration Check-in -Event week. Gear that can be shared includes the required tents, compasses, and first aid kits. Participants sharing the required gear must cross the finish line within a time difference of no more than 30 minutes from the first to the last group member.


Who do I contact in case of any questions?

Please contact the organizer at

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