Participant (photo: Ingerid Jordal)
Audience (photo: Ingerid Jordal)
Volunteer (photo: Ingerid Jordal)
Partner (photo: Ingerid Jordal)

Team Sweden - private photosTeam Sweden - with Simon Jaktlund new team member Ulrik Larsson Götzmann - almost repeated last years success at Votteskaret today when they came in 2nd in VAKE 2015 - World Championship in long distance kiting. Suprised themselves - they did't know they were second when they arrived! Great birthday present for Ulrik Larsson Götzmann. CONGRATULATIONS!

 

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Simon has been snowkiting for nine years, he runs his own snowkiting school in Sweden "Mr Snokite" and is a KSA Instructor on water. He does an endurance race of some sort every now and then, has been a mountain guide, done a lot of XC and backcountry skiing and winter camping. And of course the two VAKE-trips has been his ultimate kite experiences.

Ulrik, also from Östersund, is a friend of Simon, and they have been kiting a lot together in the mountains during the last years. When he was asked to represent Team Sweden on such a short notice, his answer was to head straight out in the mountains and do a four day kite-tour to prepare. We consider that as a “YES”.

Ulrik has has been kiting since 2001 and been kiting and working at Haugastøl. He is often seen in snow- and water kite spots in his camper.