Tyvärr måste vi meddela att pg a pandemin ställer vi in årets tävling. Den höga smittspridningen och det osäkra läget gör att Riksidrottsförbundet och Flygsportförbundet inte kan komma med klara besked om när tävlingsverksamheten får dra igång.
Kittelfjäll mountain lies to the north of the village and offers multiple start directions above the treeline- Northwest, South, and East.
To get to the start-site, the comp-organizers transport the flying gear with offroad 6-wheelers up the mountain and most pilots walk up the 400 meters (from town) -) a walk that takes around 30 minutes at a normal pace.
- left before start of event
- Sport (En C and lower)
- Overall (CCC and lower)
In the northern of Sweden in Lappland, is a small village called Kittelfjäll, with snow on the Mountains and fish in the creeks.
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Tyvärr måste vi meddela att pg a pandemin ställer vi in årets tävling. Den höga smittspridningen och det osäkra läget gör att Riksidrottsförbundet och Flygsportförbundet inte kan komma med klara besked om när tävlingsverksamheten får dra igång. Det är nu bara en månad kvar till tävlingsstart och vi ställer därför in årets tävling.
Vi ses såklart nästa år, då blir det race som aldrig förr!!!
Ska bli kul att få träffa såväl nya piloter som gamla rävar 2022!
Välkommen till Kittelfjäll 2022!
Welcome to Kittelfjäll 2022!
Swedish Word for "Kittel" means "cauldron", which is the form that the mountains make around the village below - a perfect thermic paradise from April to October. The terrain is rocky and alpine with flats 20km to the east, and a mountain range that runs north towards Hemavan and south towards Borgafjäll.
Set in the snow-capped mountains of Lappland, the competition is very well-suited to newer pilots who want to accelerate their cross-country flying progress by learning from more experienced pilots. We have easy tasks, that mainly goes downwind or cross the Mountains nearby, suitable for beginner pilots. The thermals in spring in this area could be lively, with temperatures that could drop in night and a sun that sets at 11 PM and rises up again at 2 am. This of course temperatures varies a lot every year.
Also advanced pilots can have a challange in the comp, and we have previously set several Swedish declared goal records during these events (and bagged them!). Yet, the organizers ensure that the events are first of all safe and reasonable for the weather conditions and logistics.
Free flyers or those curious about this event are also welcome and can contact the organizers. Wind dummies and drivers are greatly appreciated!
Kittelfjäll usually offers excellent flying weather at this time of year, and almost always has valid tasks even when the weather forecast is poor over the course of four competition days. Conditions for a comp start usually turn on around 11-12:00. The temperature can range from around 0 degrees Celsius at night to 30 degrees in the day. Cloudbase is often around 1600m AGL (2000m ASL). Long summer days in the north provide extended evening flying times and no threat of landing too late after dusk (no night!). And don't worry about bombing out in tiger country. There are a lot of small rivers and streams that are safe and delicious to drink from.
SC Kittelfjäll is the second of the year in the Swedish Cup for 2021. It has been held every year for over 20 years by experienced organizers and is now a very well-oiled machine. We have excellent retrieval support from knowledgeable locals.
Airspace - none within waypoint list, but you can download Swedish airspace here (http://soaringweb.org/Airspace/SE). Also, watch out for the occasional fighter jet.
Mobile Coverage - Telia (see coverage here: https://www.telia.se/privat/support/tackningskartor)
Our fantastic sponsors make the prize table sure to please everyone.
In case of a cancellation of the competition, we will refund the fee.
See you in Kittelfjäll!
Selection and entry fee
When you register you have one week to pay the entry fee, wich is 1000 Swedish Crowns (about 100 euros) in order to be confirmed, so keep that in mind that only being registered does not guarantee you a spot until you paid and has the status "confirmed".
In each of the options, include your first and last name in payment notes, and email Emanuel Bodin that you have paid.
25% of the competitions participants is according to the FAI, reserved to non swedish pilots, until 12 weeks before the competition start. When it is set free for everyone.
1. Norrsken HoSFK
Swisha till 1231284454 Norrsken HSFK
3. Bank transfer
Bankkontonr: 9960 4206775555
IBAN: SE16 9500 0099 6042 0677 5555
BIC-kod (SWIFT-adress): NDEASESS
Acount owner :NORRSKEN HÄNG & SKÄRM-FLYGKLUBB
What is included?
-gear transport to launch... typically we hike and fly, but a ride could be arranged
-Map of the area, SC Kittelfjäll T-shirt, and dinner one of the evenings.
-not accomodation... pay separately for that (see 'accomodations and activities' below)
- Retreival is not economicly included, but we arrange it, in the way that we see that everyone gets back, but with personal cars and vans, and the pilots pay for gas to the carowner.
Prize fund and scoring categories
1,2,3 Sport class (en C and lower)
Wednesday, june 30, 2020
19:00 - 21:00 - Official registration and hostel (Lägergård) check-in
Thursday, july 1
09:00- Mandatory Safety Briefing
Start of competition
Sunday, july 4
17:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony
09:00 - Headquarter opens
Briefing, then transport to take-off (some Days we might transport the gear up in the evening the day before)
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results
Accommodation and Activities
We've booked the entire hostel called Kittelfjäll Lägergården för around 200 kr / night for this event. There are many rooms with bunk-beds, so mostly just a few people to rooms that hold about 12-20 people. Lägergård includes a communal kitchen (with fridge), dining room, bathrooms (toilets,sinks and showers). Pilot briefings, and HQ, are conducted in the communal dining room.
If you snore too loudly, you should rent a cabin beside the hostel. Send an e-mail to someone below to book this option.
If it is not flyable, there are great hiking options through beautiful reindeer country. You can also enjoy fishing, bicycling, climbing, and canoeing. It's remote, so there aren't gear rental opportunities in town. The local grocery store sells alcohol, and there's great restaurant called Granen where local fish is always on the menu.
There is a museum in Dikanäs, 20 k från Kittelfjäll.
How to get here
Kittelfjäll is a remote mountain village four hours (300km) drive from Umeå. There are daily, 1-hour flights by Norwegian Air and SAS from Stockholm to Umeå.
You can also take the train with SJ from Stockholm, or even continental Europe directly to Umeå. From there you can rent a car. Not the driving type? You can even take a bus all the way to Kittelfjäll (around 300 Swedish kronor). You can also carpool with local pilots from the Umeå area if you first contact Emanuelbrodin74@gmail.com.
There are many other ways to get here, including vol-biv.
Dikanäsvägen, 910 94 Dikanäs, Sverige
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