Snow kiteboarders defy the evil of Ragnarok

The best kiteboarders in the world are already invited to a thrilling winter challenge. The 2011 Red Bull Ragnarok will gather 200 riders |

The best kiteboarders in the world are already invited to a thrilling winter challenge. The 2011 Red Bull Ragnarok will gather 200 riders from the five continents to battle in the icy cliffs of Hardangervidda, in Norway.

With strong winds and negative temperatures the competition tests the physical and mental performances of any professional kiteboarders. Add snow and vertical mountains and meet “Ragnarok”, a true legend from the Norse mythology where the a battle between the good and the evil gods is only for the toughest.

Ruben Lenten and Aaron Hadlow were some of the stars which attended the event last year. The snow kiteboarding contest is a three-hour race of 20 kilometres.

Round after round, the weakest will always be eliminated, until “Ragnarok” crowns the grand champion of the white snow.

Endurance is the key to success. Only the fittest and the strongest may cross the finishing line and obstacles are everywhere.

To know more about the 2011 Red Bull Ragnarok, click HERE.

Written by Editor at SurferToday.com   

 

 

 

The name “Ragnarok” stems from an incident in Norse mythology, describing the last battle between the good and evil Gods, where only the heroes of the battlefield survive.

Red Bull Ragnarok imitates this myth in the respect that only a mere few snow-kite heroes will succeed. Endurance is paramount, and only the toughest riders will make it to the finish line. Freestylers will be favored by having the possibility to overcome some obstacles in order to shorten the track.

HAUGASTØL, NORWAY, MARCH 31st – APRIL 3rd


RED BULL RAGNAROK 2011

NORSE KITE HEROES TO BATTLE AGAIN
The story continues: After last years success, Red Bull Ragnarok will select up to 200 riders from all over the world for another battle on the mighty plateau of Norway, Hardangervidda.

“Ragnarok” is a legend from Norse mythology; the last battle between the good and evil Gods – where only the heroes of the battlefield would survive. Red Bull Ragnarok imitates this myth in the respect that only a mere few snowkite heroes will succeed.

Endurance is paramount, and only the toughest riders will make it to the finish line. Freestylers will be favored by having the possibility to overcome some obstacles in order to shorten the track. The event will be carried out on one race day during the period March 31th – April 3rd.

redbull.no 

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