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Fjällräven Classic USA takes place way out in the backcountry. There are no access roads, there is pretty much no cell phone reception and the weather can change quickly. Having said that, you’re not on your own.

Aside from having other trekkers around to help, all our checkpoints are staffed by health professionals. If you have any medical issues during the trek, contact the checkpoint staff. They should be able to help with most health issues.

 

If you become sick or injured on the trail, sit tight, stay warm and drink lots of water. A sweeping patrol will pass along the trail after all participants. However, if your injury or illness is serious please call 911.

 

For insurance purposes, please note that only cases of medical emergency are documented. Other examinations, certificates and insurance matters, ought to be handled by your regular medical insurance provider.

 

Fjällräven and its partners are not responsible for your whereabouts, so if you need assistance it’s up to you to contact a Fjällräven official or seek independent help. Generally there won’t be organized search and rescue for people who don’t reach the finish.

As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation made us cancel a lot of Fjällräven Classic events planned for 2020 and 2021. We hope that the situation will be a lot better during the summer and we plan to run all the Fjällräven Classic events around the world 2022. Fjällräven is monitoring the development both globally and in the specific areas where we host events. We will under no condition proceed with our events if we see that they could jeopardize the health or safety of our trekkers, volunteers, or staff in any way. Needless to say, we will comply to any rules or regulations issued by authorities in the areas we operate.

 

For 2022 edition, travel limitations, quarantine and vaccine passports according to US regulation at the time will be complied with. And we will do everything in our power to produce a safe event for all and welcome you to Colorado.  Adjustments will be done to encourage participants to keep distance from eachother in situations where a lot of people normally gather.

A huge thank you to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center for providing support to our team in this years Classic!

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