WELCOME TO THE

LAPLAND EXTREME CHALLENGE

Starting and finish place:

Rovaniemi (main city in Finnish Lapland)

Starting date: February 18th 2017

    Limit time to complete it: 30 days.      On March 20th 2017 at 09:00 h.

 About 900 kilometers around Finnish Lapland

 

No signed tracks, no checkpoints, only mandatory waypoints.

 The Challenge runs through the Finnish Lapland wilderness.

 

NO SIGNED TRACKS, NO CHECKPOINTS, ONLY MANDATORY WAYPOINTS.

 

YOU CHOOSE YOUR WAY - YOU CHOOSE YOUR GEAR

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

REGISTRATION FEE IS: 400 €

LIMIT PARTICIPANTS IS: 25

 

To participate in this challenge is essential to have previous experience in winter races or traverses, or to be a mountaineer with a good experience in long winter journeys.

 

There is no marked route. Except in some prohibited areas you take the track you want, you design your way , you stop when you want, and sleep where you want.

 

It is mandatory to pass through the mandatory waypoints and check-in (at every mandatory waypoint) with your satellite tracking device.

 

The required mandatory gear to compete is: Satellite tracking device. Enough batteries for satellite tracking device. Mobile phone. Mobile phone battery charger. Whistle.

DATES AND TIMES

Registration opens on August 1st 2016.

 

Registration date closes on December 31st 2016.

 

Meeting: February 17th 2017, at 18:00 h. in Pohjanhovi hotel.

 

Sign-in: February 18th 2017, beginning at 08:00 h. in Pohjanhovi hotel.

 

The challenge starts February 18th 2017 at 09:00 h.

 

Limit time to complete the Lapland Extreme Challenge is:

30 days, on March 20th 2017 at 09:00 h.

WEATHER AND DAY LIGHT HOURS

Temperatures: could reach or even over exceed -30ºC.

 

Light hours approximately:

 

Increasing between 8 hours (end of february in Rovaniemi).

 

Every 7 days, light time increase by 30 minutes in Rovaniemi.

 

Finnish Meteorological Institute