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Most sport events would be impossible without volunteers. This also is the case with the Montane Lapland and Yukon Arctic Ultra. For 20 years volunteers have helped make both our races an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Ted Logart from Swedish Lapland spent some time interviewing volunteers at the MLAU 2023 and he ended up making a great short film featuring these interviews and elements of the race. So, I want to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers who have ever helped out in the Yukon or Norbotten. It has been a great pleasure and I am already looking forward to working with you during many more ultras.

Also, a very big thank you to Diane Patrick, who retired from volunteering now, but who was crucial in finding and working with our volunteer teams during the two past decades! And of course thank you Ted and Swedish Lapland for putting together this film!

2023 saw the second edition of the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra. Whilst the year before temperature were rather “mild”, this winter it got really cold. At – 35 degrees Celsius even veterans had some challenging nights. Overall, it was another great race in a beautiful region, with a super crew and perfect hosts.

We had not planned to produce a video. However, Callum got enough material with his iphone and he has the skills needed for editing. So, we decided to give it a go. A big thank you to all athletes who supported this effort with a financial contribution! And thank you Callum for the great job you always do, that allows others to be part of the adventure from the comfort of a warm room and that enables all those who were part of it, to re-live unforgettable moments!