WELCOME TO THE

LAPLAND EXTREME CHALLENGE

Lapland Extreme Challenge is not a race. Is own personal challenge.

 

There is no rules for style. Some people sleep in hotels and/or private houses (people invite them) and some others don't. Some people take advantage of markets and supermarkets they find in the way and some others don't. Some people carry and sleep in a tent and some people don't.

 

Whoever finish the Challenge have the same price. Due that every participant's style is not the same and track conditions change every year, time no matter for us, only have to finish in 30 days limit.

 

This is a human powered Challenge*

 

Participants must be self sufficient. Is not allowed any outside help as a:

  • support crew following you and/or waiting for you in mandatory waypoints (to give you assistance, gear, food, etc).

  • outside assistance to advance up or down the trail as snowmobiles or cars, etc.

 

Doesn't make any sense that in case you receive outside help you manage to make us belive that you arrive to mandatory waypoints by yourself or without any help. In fact we don't care, you're cheating yourself but don't forget that soon or later we will know because here in Lapland everybody knows everybody.

 

Starting and finish place:

Rovaniemi (main city in Finnish Lapland)

Starting date:

Limit time to complete it: 30 days.

 About 1000 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 STYLE

 

We recommend to do the Challenge with skis better than on foot.

With FatBike is no possible to do it.

REGISTRATION FEE IS: 400 €

 

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.

 

Registration date closes on December.

 

Meeting: xx, at xx h.

 

Sign-in: xx, beginning at xx h.

 

The challenge starts xx at xx h.

 

Limit time to complete the Lapland Extreme Challenge is:

 

30 days, on xx at xx 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