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Bonny Kelly
Camp 1

14 August 2022 09:56 pm (GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius

Day 1 at camp – Equipment check-in and socialising with everyone here and hearing lots of stories about previous RTP events. Its very exciting and cant wait to get started tomorrow. The weather is beautiful here at the moment so hope it stays that way. The extra daylight is great as it allows us more time to get our gear sorted.

 

Bonny

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Maddy Steggink

Posted On: 13 Aug 2022 10:29 pm

Sounds exciting, just finished reading the first news update. Steep hill up first when everyones backpacks are the heaviest...sounds right 😂. Have lots of fun, hope you get to take awsome photos and make lots of friends.
Bonny Kelly
Stage 1

14 August 2022 08:21 pm (GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius

Today was the start of the race – 33km of very technical terrain which started off with crossing a swamp via duckboards which were situated about 1m under the water  needless to say a few people went for a swim (which is unfortunate when your carryingall your gear on your back) luckily I stayed on the duckboards and only my legs got wet. The water was freezing but soon dried off as it was a beautiful sunny day here. Crossed three very rocky fells for 15km, with load of elevation which was so harsh on the feet then through forests with tree roots everywhere. Took photos of reindeer who were using the duckboards on the path in front of us which was pretty cool. Finally made It back to camp with very sore feet. Time to eat and rest up before heading off again in the morning. Having so much fun and meeting some very cool people. Bon xx

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Bonny Kelly
Arriving in Rovaniemi

28 July 2022 10:45 am (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

I will be heading to lapland a few days before the race. Looking at hiring a car to play tourist for a few days. I will be on my own & looking for company if anyone else will be in town a few days before teh race & wants to join me.

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