Anders lives at Fiskebøl which is at the very end of the island Austvågøy where Lofoten Skimo starts off in week 11, 2017. He’a a good example of how everything is connected to everything. First and foremost, he’s an athlete that are up for all three races in The Arctic Triple, but he’s also put down many days of volunteer work both under the races and when we’ve been checking out trails. Second, Anders works for one of the most exiting companies in the region – Norlense. They have for over 40 years represented one of the most innovative products within oil spill recovery and inflatable tent systems. We’ve been fortunate to have the SWIFT tent at several of our races and it’s been of great help. We’re proud to share knowledge about a unique tent that is easy to handle, inflates in minutes and have the strength and stability of a house!
But the best part of this whole story is yet to come – when we tested some different winter elements in February 2016 during Lofoten X we were blown away by how the local community stood up for us. Whatever door we knocked on, whatever phone call we made – all we experienced was an amazing will to help out. The landowners not only gave us permission to be on their land – they opened their houses! Norlense lent us a tent – again! In addition, many of their employees showed up helping out with anything from prepping the track with their snowmobiles to clearing the snow to make room for us to set up all the gear.
Working on the races in The Arctic Triple has been a true blessing. We were proud of the islands before we started this adventure – now we are in love. It has been our vision from the beginning that taking part in the triple should be about something more than doing a race. We never thought it would do the same to us as organizers.
Thank you Anders. Thank you Strønstad. Thank you Fiskebøl. Thank you Norlense. Thank you Lofoten!