Following the return of the most successful Fulda Challenge UK team ever, organisers of the extreme arctic adventure are now accepting applications for the 2007 event. The Fulda Challenge takes place early each year, in the Yukon Territory of Canada. After touching down in the Yukon?s capital of Whitehorse, the demanding schedule for the weeklong event will see the teams cover over 2,000km surrounded by spectacular frozen scenery. Renowned for its top quality winter sports facilities, the Yukon is Canada?s northern frontier and is currently preparing to host the 2007 Canada Winter Games. The selected UK team will face tough competition from nine other teams representing Italy, The Netherlands, Austria, USA, Canada, Germany and Poland as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The teams, made up of one man and one woman, will drive in a convoy of Toyota Rav4s and are forced to combat perilous winter driving conditions. This may not prove as bad as expected because the Toyotas will be equipped with Fulda?s dedicated Tramp 4×4 Yukon tyres for enhanced grip and performance. During the challenge the teams will travel north to Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, where they will battle temperatures as low as -50°C. From there they will continue up the Dempster Highway to Eagle Plains and the Arctic Circle. For some of the events, the teams may also move south and cross the Canadian border into Skagway, Alaska, USA.The teams will stop only to compete in several daily challenges. A range of Yukon activities, including ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, car pulling, ski-doo racing, mountain running and event a half marathon to the Arctic Circle, are just some of the events that competitors in previous years have faced.Extreme sports enthusiasts, 4×4 drivers, adventure racers, triathletes, or anyone else who thinks they have got what it takes to pull a car, ski, snowshoe, climb and run, should apply online now at (select the UK section). Alternatively for more information, email or contact Anita Patchett or Beth Robinson on 01652 680060. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an initial selection event, which will be held at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Devon. This will take place in June/July 2006 ? date to be confirmed. Up to five men and five women will be selected to compete in the final Fulda Challenge elimination event, which takes place in Sulden, Italy in late September/early October 2006. Here the UK team will be chosen to compete in the Fulda Challenge, which takes place in January/February 2007. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–