he first weekend in April there were held a one-of-kind event in Haugastol in Norway. The RedBull Ragnarok 2014. A snowkite race, 60-70 kilometers, across the snowy glacier Hardangervidda in Norway. Kitesurfers blog was there, participating and reporting! Read on for more!
What is Redbull Ragnarok snowkite race?
In the Nordic mythology there were some kind of fight between the Gods. The fight lasted for years, and only one should survive. The fight took place on the high flat mountain plateaus on the Hardangervidda glacier, where the norwegian people thought that the God’s lived. Quite convinient to put the Gods and the fights on a high mountain. Then nobody dared or needed to go there to check out what really were to be found, and no lazy people needed to climb the mountain.
The weekend in April there were no lazy people on these mountains. There were no fake Gods fighting for their life either. Instead there were 200-300 completely dedicated kiteboarders that fighted against each other for winning the real fight of the Hardangervidda mountains. The Red Bull Ragnarok.
The race is meant to be 6 years, with a pause the third year. The pause was 2013, so now we are on the fourth year. In 2014 there were 250 people enrolled in the two divisions, ski and snowboard. The event were 3 days, from thursday to sunday, with the race on Friday or Saturday. This year the race was on Friday.
The weather was amazing, sunny and warm. The only little problem was that there were not really any wind. Kind of an important thing in kiteboarding. The race were able to complete anyway, but with a big favour for the ones that had brought big kites and foil-kites.
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