HIGHLANDER offers 3 different event lengths: 5 days ~60 miles, 3 days ~30 miles, or 2 days ~15 miles so you can choose whatever format fits your life and fitness best.
HIGHLANDER handles all logistics so you don't have to worry about safety, food, or even water!
Experience the beauty and healing nature of the great outdoors.
Each checkpoint offers the opportunity for educational lectures, yoga classes, stargazing, documentary screenings, or simply sitting under the starry night sky listening to live music playing into the night.
As a HIGHLANDER, you will face challenges that test your limits and let you grow out of your comfort zone.
Experience a challenging yet unforgettable adventure with a community of like-minded folks who support one another.
Big Bear Lake- 3 Event Formats
5/23 - 5/27/2023
North Lake Tahoe- 2 Event Formats
Kalispell- 3 Event Formats
9/18 - 9/22/2023
Ogden- 2 Event Formats
9/04 - 9/08/2023
Named after the roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles, as the second-largest northern constellation, it represents the longest HIGHLANDER route that spans over 60 miles in 5 days.
Named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology, this easily recognizable northern sky constellation represents a 30 mile, 3-day hiking journey.
Is one of the most conspicious and recognizable constellations in the night sky. Since it is visible throughout the world, it perfectly represents the shortest format that takes place during the weekend.
Ultralight and high-quality tent to protect you from the 3-season elements
Ultralight camp stove (with igniter), pot, bowl(s), spork(s), mug(s), water filter
GPS navigation and communication device that allows you to track your movement, text, check weather, and send an SOS to the Garmin Response Center (works when you are off-grid)
Ultralight 60 L Granite Gear Backpack, Nitecore rechargeable headlamp and charging port, lightweight trowel
Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag, Big Agnes AXL Air Mattress, Cocoon Microfiber Mummy Liner
Lightweight Comperdell Carbon Approach FXP carbon fiber poles
Ursack Allmightey Bear Sack (11L or space for about 5 days of food for 1 person)
Protect yourself in the wilderness with this industry leading 40' range bear spray.
A damage waiver is required and can protect you from accidental damage of your rental items.
Water drops for purifying water
As the official gear rental partner for HIGHLANDER events, RightOnTrek staff will pack and deliver all gear and items pre-purchased to your event location which can then be picked up at event registration. We will have limited items for sale on-site throughout the race including med-kits, water purification tablets, food, and wilderness essentials kits, which include many items from your required HIGHLANDER gear list.
"Great logistical experience - everyone was very helpful in the planning stages of our trip. And the food was some of the best I've ever had while on a backcountry trip. Will absolutely use them again."
"RightOnTrek has been a wonderful partner for the Glacier Institute! They were kind enough to not only supply full backpacking setups for our youth wilderness trips, but they also delivered the gear to our remote camp and assisted staff with any questions.
The backpacking gear and locally-made meals were top-quality and delivered in an extremely timely fashion. Don't hesitate to contact the RightOnTrek team for any of your backcountry needs!"
RightOnTrek is a HUGE asset to the outdoor recreation community in the valley. They make it easy to rent gear and pick it up on your own time, rather than trying to coordinate your schedule around when a gear/outfitter shop is open for rentals. I have used RightOnTrek primarily for meals, and they are GREAT! I tolerate most freeze-dried backcountry meals because almost anything is edible after hiking/climbing all day, but I actually look forward to eating their entrees because they are tasty, have a good texture, and cook quickly. Unlike Backpacker's Pantry or other brands, these meals don't cook in the bag, because RightOnTrek has made their packaging biodegradable, so the food actually needs to be cooked in a pot. But since I was bringing a pot anyway to boil water, it was no extra weight for me. Their single size is perfect for one adventurer, filling but not too heavy, easily digestible, and quick to make! I have tried the Bechamel-style Mac & Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, Beef & Broccoli, and the Mushroom Egg Scramble, and I would eat all of them again.
"Seriously the best backpacking meal I have ever tried. It is slightly more involved that the standard pour in water and wait meals in that you have to boil the noodles for a few minutes but it was ready in under 10 minutes and tasted like home cooking but on the trail. And the Cholula hot sauce packet was such a lux touch! So so so delicious."
HIGHLANDER is an ultimate hiking event, also known as an adventure of a lifetime, that takes you on journeys of 15 to 60 miles over 3-5 days. On all HIGHLANDER routes, you can see beautiful scenery, visit some of the most breathtaking and iconic mountains in the US and live like a HIGHLANDER for a few days.
RightOnTrek is the official gear rental partner for HIGHLANDER events in the United States. HIGHLANDER also has purchased RightOnTrek Backcountry meals for all of their US events. Our award-winning backcountry meals are easy to cook in the backcountry and keep flavor and sustainability at the forefront of design.
RightOnTrek offers a full complement of backpacking gear and accessories. We have a gear rental website devoted specifically to HIGHLANDER events. You can find it here.
RightOnTrek staff will bring your gear and be on site at HIGHLANDER during event packet pickup the day prior and morning of event start day. HIGHLANDERs who have rented gear or made purchases online from RightOnTrek will be able to pick up gear at the RightOnTrek tent. You’ll just need a picture ID to confirm your identity to pick up your orders.
With bear spray included, our all-inclusive backpacking kit weighs less than 14lbs! For a comprehensive list of each rental item and their weight, please click here.
We will email you an invoice and you have multiple payment options, including credit card and ACH payment.
We highly recommend that you watch the instructional videos that will be sent along with your rental confirmation ahead of your event. These should give you all the information you need to use our gear properly. If you have any questions, RightOnTrek staff attending the event will be happy to assist you in learning how to properly use your equipment.
We will have the above for sale items (SEE ABOVE "What can I buy from RightOnTrek?") available on site at HIGHLANDER events, but very limited rental gear. We highly recommend renting and buying RightOnTrek items online to guarantee availability.
Please return your gear at the RightOnTrek tent located near the event finish line before departing to avoid any late and/or shipping return fees.
We ask that you do a basic cleaning of cooking equipment, eating utensils, and a quick shakeout of sleeping bags, backpacks and tents, otherwise we got it.
We rent premium, ultralight backpacking equipment including backpacks, trowels, headlamps, sleeping bags with liner, air mattresses, trekking poles, tents, canister stoves, pots, water filers, bowls, sporks, cups, bear sacks, bear spray, and GPS navigation devices. Our gear comes from brands like MSR, EXPED, Patagonia, Garmin, and Granite Gear.
We sell backcountry essentials kits (that include lighter, soap, chapstick, bandaids, sunscreen, duct tape, hand sanitizer, wipes, towelette, toothbrush/paste, carabiner, insect repellent and a mesh bag), medical first aid kits, and water purification drops.
We travel with extra sizes, so under most circumstances we can accommodate changes in sleeping bag, mattress or backpack sizing.
You may cancel before 7 days prior to the Hercules distance start date of your HIGHLANDER event, within seven days of this start date we do not offer refunds. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any extenuating circumstances.
Please contact us at (406) 309-3479 extension #2 or email@example.com to make any adjustments to your order before 7 days prior to the Hercules distance start date.
We offer a gear damage waiver for purchase to cover accidental damage to gear. However, please note that this waiver does not extend to damage resulting from intentional neglect or misuse.
A Gear Damage Waiver covers any damage to the gear that happens during normal use. The waiver doesn’t cover lost gear, or damage caused by neglect or misuse. In those cases, the renter will be responsible for covering the retail value of the item’s repair or replacement cost. The Gear Damage Waiver for guides and groups is priced per outing, no matter the length.