Discussion: Arctic Midnight Orienteering 2013
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Hi O-runners around the world.
Have you ever dreamed about a orienteering race in the middle of the night, but in full daylight and in rocky terrain with courses up to 20 km and with a view to giant icebergs then Arctic Midnight Orienteering, AMO, is something for you?
It takes place in Ilulissat in Greenland from the 26'th to the 29'th of June 2013.
If you are interested feel free to take a look at our webpage http://www.iog.gl/
. The program for AMO 2013 is not yet ready but take a look anyway.
Also find AMO at facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/472897146071817...
or at attackpoint under events.
If you have any questions, just ask.
Kind regards. Morten V. Jørgensen, head of Ilulissat Orienteering Greenland, IOG.
I saw the photos on the Ilulissat website and they are fantastic. If you could combine the event (2013) with another in Iceland, as was done this year (2012), I would love to go!
Thanks for your interest for AMO 2013. Sorry but we can not move the dates for AMO 2013. We have shosen these dates under acount to the vishes of our members and the dates of Nuuk O-fest 2013. You might be able to participate in both AMO 2013 and Ice-O 2013 if you are willing to skib the last day of AMO 2013 and the first day of Ice-O 2013. There might be direct fligt by AirIceland from Ilulissat to Reykjavik the 28'th of june. But then you are going to miss the Arctic Midnight Orienteering Race the night between the 28'th and 29'th of june with courses up to 20 km which is the top race of the event. Pleace write back if you have any questions.
Hi Morten - assuming I do all events in Ilulissat, is it possible to also do Nuuk O-fest? I have to fly through Nuuk anyway, right?
It's too bad about Ice-O, as I will probably be going though Reykjavik.
(This is Barbara from Toronto)
Aggost: Air Greenland has an arrangement with the Canadian airline, First Air, for flights from several cities in Canada including Ottawa, though Iqualuit to Nuuk. I believe flights are twice a week. No need to go through Iceland.
Thank you gordhun - for me, it will be a choice based on the cost! :) The Iqaluit-Nuuk flights are also quite pricey. Oh yeah, some TOC folks mentioned that OOC is taking a group - is that true?
Hmmm. Maybe a North American charter?
aggosst: Yes, it is expensive to fly to Greenland. But it is so worth it. The scenery is spectacular. For the first time, I stopped at a few controls during the race, just to admire the view.
It is very easy to get from Nuuk to Ilulissat. The last run is the 24'th in Nuuk I think and the first run is the 26'th in Ilulissat. So you can use the 25'th as a travel day. There might be a direct flight from Nuuk to Ilulissat but else there is a flight where you have a stop in Kangerlussuaq. In Kangerlussuaq you can go moskus safari. IOG also have an old cource in there but we dont know if the posts still are there.
What is TOC and OOC ???
Gordhun: You are right ;-)
TOC and OOC are orienteering clubs in Ontario, Canada.
Toronto OC and Ottawa OC.
As of now Air Greenland is not booking flights between Ottawa and Nuuk. The service introduced last year was an experiment using Dash 8's between Nuuk and Iqualuit and First Air 737's to and from Ottawa. I guess they will look at whether or not to continue the service across the Davis Strait but the Ottawa-Iqualuit service is a going concern with First Air and Canadian North offering daily flights that take off within minutes of each other.
Last June I looked at flying to Nuuk and back to Ottawa by Air Greenland. The price was about $2200 Cdn. I guess I should have jumped at the opportunity then.
Charter? At the recent Canadian Champs there was someone from Alberta talking about getting a charter flight to the North Atlantic event. But I haven't heard anything in this part of the country.
Finaly the program for AMO 2013 is ready. See http://www.iog.gl/amo_2013_uk.asp
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