The Hurt Locker

To be considered for the Australian SAS a candidate must first pass ‘Selection’, which is one of the most gruelling military courses in the world. Selection is designed to push candidates to the limits of human endurance, breaking them down both physically and mentally, and revealing their true essence.

The Hurt Locker has been inspired by the SAS Selection course and is specially designed to reflect the conditions faced by SAS candidates. Whilst under the watchful eye of former Special Forces operators, you can expect to be cold, wet, hungry and both physically and mentally exhausted as you push yourself to complete the course. 

The Hurt Locker is an ultra-tough course designed to test your mettle. You will be confronted with a series of intense mental and physical challenges, and you will need to summon the resilience to go beyond your perceived limits. To succeed on the course is to demonstrate physical fortitude, courage and an indomitable will. By finishing the program you will have proven that you have the grit to achieve the extraordinary.


Fast-paced adrenaline-packed course including numerous adventure activities in an inhospitable alpine environment:

  • Trail running
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Abseiling
  • Mountain biking
  • Caving
  • Mental challenges
  • And a host of other nasty surprises

Supervision from expert staff, including Special Forces operators from the SAS and Commandos.
All meals and accommodation for the duration of the course (expect it to be minimalistic).

Dates: Choose from scheduled dates or contact us if you would like to arrange a custom booking for your group.
Duration: Approximately 48 hours (across three days and two nights), depending on rate of progress. If you don't meet critical timings you will be removed from the program.
Group size: 8-12 participants. Put together your own team with friends or sign up to meet and join others.
Location: The course commences in the township of Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia (approximately 3 hours from Melbourne), and operates in the surrounding alpine environment.
Cost: $1,099 per person.

This course will be conducted with the highest degree of risk mitigation and with the safety of all participants held paramount.

Completing The Hurt Locker is an accomplishment to be proud of and you will carry a new level of confidence into all aspects of your life.

Book now using our secure online booking system, or contact us for more information.

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