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Why did you decide to register to this race?

Because of Lapland.

What kind of trip you expect LWC to be?

Long, cold, rainy and full of mosquitos.

Tell something about your team. What does the name stand for?

Team Luomutunkkaajat means “team organic up hill trainers with poles”. We are two ordinary, middle-aged women who likes to hike in the nature during all seasons.

What is the longest distance you have traveled in terrain (by foot) in 24 hours?

Piias longest must be 24 h World Rogaining Championships at Kiilopää. Riittas longest is 52 km/8 h rogaining.

What’s your goal in LWC?

To cross finish line in time – and as friends.

Team Luomu Tunkkaajat (Riitta Hjelt and Piia Salmela) have trained in Lapland since winter. 😉