Long Ramble

The long ramble will padle the outside of the Vesterålen islands, starting from Ringstad and going towards the municipalities of Øksnes and Skipnes on Wednesday.

Long Ramble
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Due to the exposed sea, this is a trip for the more experienced kayaker with daily stages from 30 to 40 km. Suitable for those with som more paddling experience, and that are able to keep a higher pace over a longer distance. Three nights in tents.

NB. Participants need to bring enough water for the first 48 hours.
All routes are subject to change depending on weather conditions. ASKR reserves the right to change routes up until the start if safety or weather considerations require us to make changes. ASKR will, however, try to maintain routes of approximately equal distances as those originally planned. 

Altogether, the plan is to paddle approx. 90 km for the Short Ramble and approx. 120 km for the Long Ramble in the course of the five days (including rest day). 
Safety is a primary concern during the Ramble, with several group leaders having radio communication with one another and with the safety escort boat and the base at Skipnes.
IMPORTANT: – Participants are expected to have their own food and overnight equipment during the entire week. The Arctic can be cold at summer, bring good clothing, to keep you both warm and dry!

Thursday's program promises a number of opportunities. Some people will prefer to spend a day in the mountains, visit Tinden or sign up for a safety, wave- or technical exercise under professional guidance. Others will perhaps choose to go on kayaking excursions this day as well. Information on the individual activities can be obtained from the info posted on the boards at the events office as of Wednesday evening. 

Participants in the Ramble may choose to paddle the touring marathon on Friday (Sea Kayak Race). Everyone who completes the entire event is eligible in the drawing for a large prize: Ramble + Marathon (friday) or Camp/Course (incl. friday trip). 
Starting fee NOK 2.500.- includes safety support, dinner Friday at the final dinner banquet.

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