A big thank you!
Xtremeidfjord want to give a big thanks to all the volunteers , sponsors, participants and other crew. Without you this race would not have been possible !
We are now well into planning for next year's Expedition Amundsen , which will take place in the period 26 February - 1 March. Registration for this will be announced well in advance on our website and facebook.
Once again a success
This year's edition of the "world 's hardest ski-race" was once again a success. 140 participants were on Haukeliseter when the gun went off at 1 pm, Thursday February 27th. The last one crossed the finish line Saturday night.
Lars Christian Vold from Oslo won the race with the time 21 hours and 56 minutes. He had 100 km behind him in relatively jagged weather. The best woman was once again Camilla Ianke ( 28.07 ) and the team class was won by Team Haglöfs / Åsnes with a new record - 22.25 .
"It was tiring, but we had a fantastic trip across the plateau ," said team manager Øyvind Lillehagen when he led the team across the finish line on Maurseth .
Overall, there were 22 individual racers and 49 teams that completed the race. One decided to break the race due to illness . The contestants walked across the plains in " white out " and winds up to strong breeze , but the weather was quite within the required safety margins for such a race.
Natural Adventures and business development
Expedition Amundsen has an upper limit from the County of 150 participants.
"We are very grateful for the cooperation with the county to find the perfect balance between nature experiences and business development at Hardangervidda," says the race manager Kari Varberg.
This year National Geographic once again paid interest to Expedition Amundsen. The race manager Kari Varberg was interviewed by the famous explorer and radio host Boyd Matson, for the program «National Geographic Weekend». You can listen to the interview here.