No Wolf Mountain Challenge In An Olympic Year — It’s Too Tough

FasterSkierMay 22, 2005

Source: — Translated by Torbjorn Karlsen

Last years two-person marathon mountain challenge up Ulvskollen/Wolf Mountain in Skien, Norway became an extreme physical strain for Erling Jevne, Odd-Bjorn Hjelmset, Anders Aukland and the other racers. The race will not be run this summer, it’s an Olympic year. But the organizers have a new interesting concept planned for the summer of 2006.

To read about last years race see archive articles:
Top Skiers In Summer Challenge At Wolf Mountain
Hjelmeset and Aukland Favorites To Win Wolf Mountain Double Marathon
Aukland And Hjelmeset Win On Wolf Mountain
Wolf Mountain Nightmare For Swedes

The race was originally about seeing how many times you could run up and down the mountain in a 24-hour period. Each trip is three kilometers up and three down for a total of six kilometers.
Last years challenge was a two-person, skiers-only challenge where each athlete ran the length of a full marathon with tag-offs after each trip to the top. The total vertical was 2500 meter for each athlete.


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