For the ladies of team Kaarin Warma, Lapland Wilderness Challenge is a way “to stay alive”.
What made you to sign up for LWC?
The idea of this competition was so different from all the others, that we decided to take part almost directly when we heard about it. We like long distance challenges. Orienteering is passion for both of us. We love to push ourselves to our limits and get strength from that feeling you get afterwards.
What kind of trip you expect LWC to be?
We think it is going to be as it always is. In the middle of the race despair and exhaustion and in the end the great feeling of winning: we did it!
Tell something about your team. Whats does the name stand for?
We are two mature women from northern Finland. This life is so steady and stable, that we have to keep us alive through doing different things, for instance trying to get lost in the woods. We have experienced very different kind of races with skiis and by foot. The name comes from orienteering term “varmistuskaarros” [securing turn].
What is the longest distance you have traveled in terrain (by foot) in 24 hours?
We suppose that it is about 70 kilometers.
What’s your goal in LWC?
Our goal is to get as far as possible for us and then run back :D. Anyway that has happened before. Seriously our goal is to sustain steady progress during the whole competition and try to enjoy the nature of northern Lapland. This is very long competition and it has to be planned with precision.