On the way - photo Liz Palm

On the way – photo Liz Palm

On the 8th to 11th of April 2014 the Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro (VAKE) will take place on the Varanger Peninsula in Finnmark, Norway for the 6th time, the even raises the bar every year. This is the world’s toughest kite competition in one of the world’s greatest areas for snowkiting. Apply on http://www.vake.no before December 1st.

VAKE is about kiting, navigation, endurance and survival. For up to four days , you and your partner kite from Berlevåg to Vardö on the Varanger Peninsula, a kite distance of around 300 kilometers.

Start Berlevåg VAKE 2013 photo Liz Palm

Start Berlevåg VAKE 2013 photo Liz Palm

You are self-sufficient and you have to manage every weather condition that Mother Nature has to offer. You must pass certain checkpoints along the way, but the route between checkpoints is up to you – and that will determine if you succeed or not.

It is hard, it requires experience, training and planning, but it’s worth it! Previous participants from the Varanger Peninsula have called it “the Hawaii of snowkiting” and many have said that VAKE has given them the kite experience of their lives.

Before start 2013 - photo Liz Palm

Before start 2013 – photo Liz Palm

Read more about the competition and apply to participate in VAKE 2014 by 1 December here: http://vake.no/index.php/application

We hope to see you on the Varanger Peninsula in April!

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