SCANDINAVIA, THREE-COUNTRY CAIRN, 08 – 13 MAY 2018
This cairn is the point where the borders of Finland, Norway and Sweden join together. It is in the middle of Lake Goldajärvi and forms the world’s smallest island divided by a border.
The tripoint is located over 300 km north of the Arctic circle, therefore the sun doesn’t set from May to August. This nightless period offers a unique opportunity to imagine an extended itinerary, something never realised in a ski event. The route will cross 3 borders, go over 5 summits and just as many descents. This magnificent 36-hour traverse with 4000 m of vertical elevation will surely be remembered by every Sentinelle. A resting point will be installed on the route offering shelter, heat, food and technical and moral assistance if needed.
Tuesday 08 May 2018 :
The arrival of the participants in Kilpisjärvi, Finland, at Lapland Hotels Kilpis. Presentation of the event and the route. The enrolment fee includes accommodation with a full board for 5 days and nights at the hotel with sauna access and the mandatory dip in the frozen lake.
Wednesday 09 – Sunday 13 May 2018 :
The program will be adapted according to the snow and weather conditions. The departure will be given when the conditions are ideal and the Sentinelles transported by local means to the 3-border cairn. The weather days will be completed by various activities allowing to discover the traditions of Lappish people (ice fishing, fjell couloir skiing with skidoos and snowcats, reindeer watching…).