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May 2022

Trail maps now online

The page about the trail has received an update today. It now features two embedded Google maps of both loops that make up the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra. This gives all of you interested in participating next winter the full details of where the trail will take you. This page now also contains the most important waypoints. However, please note, trail details may change. If this happens before the race we will update the page again and also talk about it in the race briefing.

2023 training course details

Copyright: Linnéa Isaksson @Follow The Sun Photography

Once again, Per and his team from Rimfrost Adventures will be hosting the MLAU training course. It will take place immediately before the race and thus enable athletes to do both the course and the MLAU in one trip. However, it is also possible to do the course in one winter and return to the race in another year.

Feedback to the course of 2022 has been excellent. Therefore, there will not be many changes to the original format. One difference to last winter will be that one indoor session will be done online prior to departure. That will allow for even more outdoor training time when the participants are in Sweden. Another change is the location. Rather than being in Kalix, which is quite a distance from Överkalix and Jockfall, this time the course will take place in Jockfall. For the athletes this is very convenient because Jockfall is also where any pre-race activity after the course takes place – see Race Info. So, no more transfers needed.

To book the training course, please get in touch with Per. For contact info and an overview of the course details, please check out the Training Course information on our website or go straight to the Rimfrost Adventures website.

Impressions of Rimfrost Adventure’s 2022 Arctic Survival Course – photographed by Linnéa Isaksson @Follow The Sun Photography.

MLAU 2023 will start March 5th

Copyright: Linnéa Isaksson @Follow The Sun Photography

It took a bit longer to set next year’s start date because there was a delay regarding confirmation of the timing for the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra.  Now that this is out of the way I am very happy to be able to announce that the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra 2023 will start on March 5th in Överkalix. The distances offered will be 185 and 500 km. There could be some minor changes to the trail but by and large it will be the same as this year, i.e. a loop of 185 km to the northeast of Överkalix and a second loop of 325 km to the northwest of Överkalix.  Time limits will be 4 days for the 185 km and 10 days for the 500 km race. Disciplines to choose from are foot, xc-ski and fatbike.

Entries are possible as of now. Our Application page features the entry fee in Euros. Please note that entry fees will go up after the end of June and again after the end of August. Anybody who wants to sign up, please send an email to info[a]thegreatoutdoors.de. Then you will get the necessary paperwork.

Updated information on the training course should be available soon.