It is already Sunday, May 20th, just two hours to go until the first rays of sunshine hit the course. Lars Erik’s pace begins to slow. In the glow of a head lamp, you can see his shallow fast breathing and witness the aching cramps taking over his right leg. “The hardest part of this project was between hours 14 and 19. I noticed how my energydwindled, bit by bit” he says afterward. For the remaining hours, Lars Erik fights his way through the psychological and physical low, but, as the new day breaks he finds energy anew. Another five hours lie before him, the light is at the end of the tunnel!
At precisely 3 p.m., exactly 24 hours after the starting gun went off, Malene and Lars Erik’s endeavor has come to an end - they did it! Lars Erik beats the existing record by a full 2,295 vertical meters (7,530 feet) and Malene is the first woman to set the record for a 24-hour ski mountaineering challenge. Their hardwork, desire and passion for ski mountaineering got both Lars Erik and Malene to their goal.