Category

NEWS ENGLISH

From Överkalix to Mars!

After having joined us already several times in the Yukon, Dr. Mathias Steinach from the Center of Space Medicine Berlin and his team will also travel with us to Överkalix.

The Center of Space Medicine Berlin is a research facility which is dedicated on research of medical and physiological changes of the human in extreme environments such as high altitudes, hot and cold climates, fields of sports and exercise physiology and eventually space medicine with low and zero gravity. The Center of Space Medicine is a combination of working groups and was founded in the year 2000, at the renowned Charité in Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Steinach has already been able to make some very interesting discoveries. Coming to Överkalix will allow him to collect more data and continue his research.

Via email I will send out more information to all athletes who have so far signed up or expressed interest in the race. This information will contain details on what Dr. Steinach is looking for, how data is collected and how the athletes who are part of the study will get access to some very interesting feedback.

Introducing you to Jockfall – CP #2

With this post I would like to introduce you to Jockfall which is checkpoint #2 at the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra.

It is simply beautiful! Great people, an amazing restaurant with super good food, very nice cabins and facilities.

In the summer it is one of Sweden’s best places for salmon fishing. Also, it’s a great starting point for mountainbiking, hiking and canoeing. In the winter it is perfect for snowshoe hikes, snowmobile tours, ice fishing and many more adventures.

Photography by Ewen Bell

Things to do in Överkalix: Meet Hilda and Petter

Apart from providing you all with the information you need for a great race, I will also use the next couple of months to introduce you to some of the things that you can do in Överkalix and surrounding area before or after the race. Maybe you have for friends and family members who travel with you but are not in the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra? The activities and place I will inform you about will be great for them, too.

Like myself you probably associate Swedish Lapland with the Sami culture and reindeers. A great place to get really up close to some reindeers is at Kaati’s Reindeers & Design. Hilda and Petter are waiting for you! Your host Anna-Lena Kaati will be more than happy to tell you anything you could possibly want to know about these beautiful animals. Also, she has got a small shop at her place that sells very nice souvenirs.