Over five days, the teams competed over 200 kilometres which included running,
glacier hiking, mountain-biking and canoeing. 1st prize was 100.000 DKr.
sponsored by Pilersuisoq.
race started with a huge blast from a 19th century cannon and shook some
of the racers out of their socks at the race start of Arctic Team Challenge
Sunday morning at 9 AM. A good beginning.
On Race Day 1, the teams set out for a mountain bike trip of 35 kilometres
in a very hilly terrain before scaling three summits, all of which are between
600 and 900 m. All in all, they were about to put 55 km behind them on this
starting line were seven enthusiastic teams from Australia, Austria, Canada,
Denmark and Greenland. The teams this year are Team Streets to the Arctic
from Australia, Team Escape from Canada, Team KTM Generali from Austria,
Team Peak Performance from Denmark, Team Harboe SAS Institute from Denmark,
the local Team Tasiilaq from Greenland and Team Greenland Icegirls of, well,
of race day 1:
Team Peak Performance 6:41:49
Team Harboe 7:27:11
Team KTM 6:57:34
Team Escape 9:59:38
Team Greenland Icegirls 10:41:15
Team Streets to the Arctic 12:48:14
Team Tasiilaq 9:04:37
Combination of canoeing and an assent on Polheimsfjeldet, one of the areas
most beautiful and steepest mountains.
At 9 this morning, the 7 teams were all ready at the starting line. After
inflating the canoes, they all ran down to the harbour and set out for the
Polheim Mountain across the bay from Tasiilaq. To all teams, the second
race day was easier than yesterday's, even though some of the girls had
to overcome a huge fear of heights. They did, though, and all teams came
back to Tasiilaq happy to have made it through the day.
of the 2nd Day
1. Team Peak Performance: 3 hours, 20 minutes and 31 seconds
2. KTM Generali: 3 hours, 20 minutes and 56 seconds
3. Team Harboe SAS Institute: 3 hours, 25 minutes and 32 seconds
4. Team Tasiilaq: 3 hours, 49 minutes and 55 seconds
5. Team Escape: 3 hours, 58 minutes and 45 seconds
6. Greenland Icegirls: 4 hours, 40 minutes and 56 seconds
7. Streets to the Arctic: 5 hours, 1 minute and 43 seconds.
All seven teams started at 9 o’clock from Tasiilaq. The days course
included glaciertrekking on Mittivakkat, Ammassalik Islands biggest glacier
on which 3 checkpoints were to be found. Third day was not very physically
demanding, but entering the glacier and finding the first checkpoint was
a challenge to the teams navigation skills. Arriving at basecamp, many teams
looked tired. Yet they all looked happy too. At basecamp, the teams got
a chance to relax, enjoy a real Greenlandic Barbecue and played beach volley.
for 3rd race day
Team Peak Performance 5:12:13
Team Harboe SAS Institute 5:20:47
Team Tasiilaq 8:26:12
Team ESCAPE 9:58:20
Team Greenland Icegirls 10:32:50
Team KTM Generali 7:21:57
Team Streets to The Arctic 11:29:34
At noon all teams after inflating their canoes started out on the 35 km.
paddle up the Sermilik Fjord in rain, fog and among huge icebergs. Due to
the bad visibility the 18 km. trekking on the Tinit. Glacier was dropped.
It would be too dangerous to send the teams up on the 900 meter high and
sometimes steep glacier. Instead, the teams raced along below the north
edge of the glacier, a route easier and faster than the one originally planned.
After This another 12 kilometres of canoeing and 25 kilometres of glacier
and mountain trekking had to be put behind before the finishing line in
Tasiilaq was reached. During canoe course on the Sermilik two team went
out of competition: Team Streets to the Arctic and KTM Generali.
for 4th and 5th race day Team
Peak Performance 15:02:16
Team Harboe SAS Institute 15:51:02
Team Tasiilaq 17:08:42
Team ESCAPE 16:44:25
Team Greenland Icegirls 21:49:46
Team KTM Generali Out of ranking
Team Streets to The Arctic Out of ranking
1.Team Peak Performance 30:16:49
2.Team Harboe SAS Institute 32:04:32
3.Team Tasiilaq 38:29:26
4.Team ESCAPE 40:26:08
5.Team Greenland Icegirls 47:44:47
Team KTM Generali OUT OF RANKING
Team Streets to The Arctic OUT OF RANKING
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February 9, 2020
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