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The Arctic Challenge 2019

1st - 6th March 2019 |
Location: Subarctic

Distance: Marathon (26.2 miles)

Grading: 5 ?

Registration opening: Sold Out!

Registration fee: £420

Minimum sponsorship: £750

Discover the subarctic in 2019!

A Challenge like no other! Discover the enchanting beauty and unspoilt wilderness of this snow covered landscape in the subarctic circle of Swedish Lapland, the centre of the Aurora zone and home to stunning wildlife. In 2019 you could experience the excitement of seeing the Northern Lights, combined with cosy mountain huts and husky sledging, all within a stunning backdrop.

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An amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone. I loved every minute.- Pamela

A unique adventure!

This is the Challenge of a lifetime, created by Walk the Walk for our Walkers! Backcountry ski a full marathon over 2 days on trails in Abisko National Park following the Kings Trail. The route, distance and in this time, is quite a challenge... not to mention the variable weather! 

From the warm hospitality at the Aurora Sky Station, to the mountain huts with no electricity and candlelit dinners, saunas and cosy fires, to the uniqueness of sleeping on ice (yes ICE!) in the IceHotel... make 2019 your year to join The Arctic Challenge! 

 

 

Is this challenge for me?

Firstly, you do not need to be able to ski to take on this Challenge! Prior to departure, you will need to attain a level 4 certificate by learning to ski on a dry slope: this includes snow ploughing, stopping, walking up slopes and skiing down them - it is very achievable.

A 16-week Training Plan is provided to you, there is a high commitment to Training needed, but we will be you every step of the way and help you reach your goal with lots of tips on how to get the most from your body! The Training involves lots of walking and upper body strengthening, for more information take a look here

 

I can at last begin to understand the huge adventure that we all took part in. Going to wear my medal with pride!- Nicky

What are you waiting for?

If you need tempting further... read Sheena's blog all about her Arctic adventure in 2018!

The backcountry skiing was fun but hard work... the end was in sight and what a lovely sight it was... the finish line... and because of the remoteness we could hear them from a great distance cheering us on until the end! 

 

Training for the Arctic Challenge

Find out more about training and getting ready for the Arctic Challenge...