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.
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.