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Cain's quest

3500KM OF ULTIMATE ARCTIC ENDURANCE

CAIN’S QUEST IS…


The world’s longest snowmobile endurance race

3500 KILOMETERS OF ULTIMATE ARCTIC ENDURANCE

When you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the cold heart of Canada, you’d be a fool to leave unprepared. The two riders of Team Lynx will test their limits day and night through deep snow, and across the vast frozen wilderness. To reach the finish line, they need a tough, dependable beast of a sled. That’s why they’re riding a BoonDocker.

The Lynx BoonDocker 3700 RE sleds have been fully customized for hardcore adventure. Slung wide and low, they’ll plough through anything, while their advanced, high-power LED lights pick out any sign of danger. A new cooling system keeps the engine running smoothly over long, hard distances, while heated storage areas help keep the team’s food and supplies warm in the -40ºC temperatures. Because on Cain’s Quest, the last thing you want is to get caught out in the cold.

Will they make it to the finish line in one piece?

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FOLLOW TEAM LYNX LIVE GET TO KNOW THE SLEDS

STAGE ONE

PREPARING THE SLED

Sami Päivike shows us how the Lynx BoonDocker 3700 RE was modified to cope with the extreme demands of the Cain’s Quest endurance race.

STAGE TWO

PREPARING THE MAN

Entering a race like Cain’s Quest takes months of preparation. Find out what steps Sami has been taking to ready himself for the frozen wilderness.

STAGE THREE

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

The countdown has begun… The team is ready… The anticipation is building… Sami tells us how the team is feeling before they set off into the wild.

THE SLED

2015 BOONDOCKER RE 3700

When you rely on your sled for your survival, you need the best there is. For Sami and Arto’s adventure, we upgraded the already powerful BoonDocker with a host of unique modifications to make it faster, safer, and more reliable than ever. Sometimes, bigger really is better.

THE RIDERS

Sami
Päivike

For Sami Päivike, snowmobiles are second nature. With last year’s Arctic Adventure already under his belt, he’s more than ready for Cain’s Quest. With years in the saddle, he knows the unique challenges that he and Arto will face on their 3500km trek: the harsh conditions, the unpredictable elements, the energy needed to complete the long and arduous journey.

Having lived and worked in the Arctic conditions of Lapland all his life, Sami has a unique understanding of the kind of machine needed for such an arduous journey. That’s why, for this year’s Lynx Adventure, he’s given advice on how to trick out the BoonDocker and create the ultimate tool for the ultimate race.

MEET SAMI

Arto
Jauhiainen

With over 18 years experience as an entrepreneur in the arctic safari sector, Arto Jauhiainen has spent plenty of time in the saddle. Whether it’s snowmobiles, jet-skis, or ATV, Arto knows his way around the wilderness.

In autumn 2015, he and Sami took home the Arctic Trophy after a week’s tough ATV navigation through Russia’s remote Kola Peninsula. While he has a history of quad bike challenges, Cain’s Quest is a race in an entirely different league – but Arto is confident that he and Sami have what it takes to get them across the wintry wasteland and over the finish line.

Lynx Adventure BY THE NUMBERS

Flag

3650

KILOMETRES

The world’s longest and most challenging snowmobile endurance race.

Hourglass

6-7

DAYS

It’s like riding from the Arctic Circle to Barcelona, but through the remote wilderness, with no roads, and in winter!

Knight

37

TEAMS

All pushing themselves to the limit in a superhuman effort to take home the trophy.

Gears

-40C

TEMPERATURE

Team Lynx will have to endure frigid conditions, with daytime temperatures twice as cold as the typical freezer.

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STARTING ON 04.03.2016
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