Slap Ridiculously obvious NEL. I knew no one was heading out the instant the task was explained. 'Every team is going to set up their overnight campsite. One of them isn't going to use it'? Not bloody likely. Having the last-place team stick around was a forgone conclusion and a none-gone result. A relatively strong NEL should sneak up on everyone: this didn't.
Clap The airplane tour and everything that went with it. (Forgiveness for not pushing certain teams into the volcano can be sought in another section of the board.) We need the occasional reminder that being on the course is an honor, and that was it.
Slap Should have played up the altitude a bit more on the jumping task: as-was, it came across as the easiest challenge since Throwing A Coin Through The Really Big Hole. For that matter, one target each on the weapons branch seemed like a wimp-out.
Slap I hate to agree with Vanessa, but Miss Common Element had a point: having every bicycle designed for the same height created problems across the board. At the very least, someone should have paid for something with an adjustable seat. I realize it's possible the bikes were borrowed from natives and this is what was locally available -- but in the name of avoiding Racer injury, this was the time for an incredible simulation.
Clap You don't have to drive yourself, but you do have to navigate. Badly. (What happened to the semi-tradition of buying a map on the way in?)
Slap Artificial dividing point after the giant bunching on the way in. The teams were essentially split up by taxi lottery.
Clap While criticism would normally be launched for the repetitive nature of that last challenge (think of the Keys and heavy wind gusts), this variation was complicated enough to present a major obstacle and actually shifted the order. Plus they literally have to live with (and in) the results. Also, this time, someone brought stakes. Now aim for the heart. If you can find it.