Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro (VAKE) is an annual expedition snow kite competition on the Varanger Peninsula in Northern Norway. It starts in Berlevåg, ends in Vardø and lasts for four days. In 2017 VAKE is arranged for the 9th time and is Wissa-approved World Championship in Long Distance Kiting.
To be accepted it is necessary to have broad experience in snow kiting and be able to kite with sled in varied and rough terrain and wind. Participants must be able to stay out in the cold, have experience and knowledge of winter touring equipment and know how to pitch a tent in bad weather. Knowledge of map-, compass- and GPS navigation is also required.
Application for VAKE 2017 opens October 15 on www.vake.no - check the site and read up on the competition!
Welcome to the Hawaii of snow kiting in April 2017!