Experienced Rookie

Author: Erlend S. Rokseth/Anna Helena Stoller     Photo: Erlend S. Rokseth     Publish date: 01.02.14 19:37

Vidar Løkeng is a long time experienced musher from the Finnmark race. This year he is scooting the F400. Now it´s about having a Femund experienced handler, as such as Reidar Stenmark.

Crowded at the Femundløpet
Vidar Løkeng is a long time experienced musher from the Finnmark race. This year he is scooting the F400. Now its about having a Femund experienced handler for the race, as such as Reidar Stenmark. The duo traveled all the way down from Narvik, and handler Reidar Stenmark has clear opinions about the differnces of Finnmarkløpet and Femundløpet.

- At Femundløpet there are more people, more roads, more spectactours and not the less more forest. A big part of the Finnmarksløpet leads through windswept planes.

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Reidar Stenmark was running the Femunden several times and gave rooki Vidar Løkeng a profound introduction for the F400. On the check points he is taking care of the musher. In Tufsingdalen this involves a broth and a bed in the campingwagon.

- It´s not so difficult to take care about him. He is like the dogs, he takes what he gets, he laughs.

Vidar Løkeng agrees with that, but he could wish himself "the two B´s", whitout getting concrete about what it means.