Source: Langrenn.com — 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 Fasterskier.com archive articles:
Top Skiers In Summer Challenge At Wolf Mountain http://www.fasterskier.com/racing1104.html
Hjelmeset and Aukland Favorites To Win Wolf Mountain Double Marathon http://www.fasterskier.com/racing1239.html
Aukland And Hjelmeset Win On Wolf Mountain http://www.fasterskier.com/racing1240.html
Wolf Mountain Nightmare For Swedes http://www.fasterskier.com/racing1244.html
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.