Competition rules

Equipment rules

All equipment must be carried throughout the entire race!

Mandatory Personal Equipment for BAMM 30, 50, and 70

  • Map** (provided by the organizer)
  • 2 Number Bibs** (provided by the organizer): The bibs must be worn visibly, and the advertisements must not be folded away. One bib on the front and one on the back. Exception for visible bibs is allowed for additional clothing layers.
  • SportIdent Stick** (rented from the organizer during registration, if bringing your own, the SI stick control number must be entered during registration). Each team member must have their own stick.
  • Wristband for attaching the SportIdent stick** (provided by the organizer)
  • Compass: must be a “real” compass; watch compasses are not approved.
  • Water Bottle: 0.7 liters or multiple bottles totaling 0.7 liters.
  • Sleeping Pad: At least 5 mm thick, covering the back from crotch to neck. Pads made of balloons or air mattresses intended as water toys are not allowed. Inflatable sleeping pads made for sleeping are approved.
  • Sleeping Bag: (Transported by the organizer for participants in the 30-distance) The sleeping bag must be a separate unit and not combined with a jacket or similar.
  • Hat or Buff
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Insulating Sweater: Fits your body size, e.g., down, fleece, or wool. Vests or base layer tops are not allowed.
  • Base Layer Pants: for dry change of clothes.
  • Wind and Waterproof Pants: with taped seams.
  • Wind and Waterproof Jacket with Hood: with taped seams. Rain capes are not allowed.
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Food: e.g., energy bar or equivalent (at least 50g), must be shown at the finish.
  • Pen for Map Corrections: Participants are responsible for choosing a pen that works on Tyvek (thin plastic material) and can withstand moisture. Each participant must have their own pen.
  • Headlamp: not small LEDs or similar.
  • Note: The race takes place in mountain terrain, and the weather can change quickly. Do not skimp on equipment and food. Use common sense; it can snow!

Mandatory Team Equipment for BAMM 30, 50, and 70

  • Stove and Fuel: enough to boil one liter of cold water at the finish with the carried stove.
  • First Aid Kit: containing an elastic bandage (self-adhesive recommended, not gauze!) and a sterile compress (first aid). The purpose of the first aid kit is to stop bleeding and treat sprains, etc. In case of a protest, our race doctor will determine if the first aid kit is appropriate and approved. Think smart and prioritize safety!
  • Tent: must accommodate two people and their gear, withstand rain, and be equipped with floor, roof, and walls. A tent with only mosquito netting in any part is not approved. Transported by the organizer for participants in the 30-distance.
  • Mobile Phone: with the race director’s phone number saved. The number will be on the back of the map.
  • For participants in the 30-distance, the race organization will transport the team’s tent and two sleeping bags. These must fit in a 60-liter plastic bag provided by the race organization. No other equipment may be in the plastic bag.

Recommended Equipment

  • Barometric Altimeter
  • Food/Energy: sufficient for the entire race. No food/energy is provided by the organizer during the race.
  • InReach

Equipment Check

An equipment check will be conducted for all teams at the finish.

A team will receive a time penalty if any mandatory equipment is missing or does not meet the requirements.

  • The time penalty is 15 minutes per missing personal equipment item.
  • The time penalty is 30 minutes per missing team equipment item.
  • Any additional time will be added to the final time.


Watches with built-in GPS may only be used as altimeters, to take time, and measure distance (not for navigation such as waypoints/routes, etc.). This is an orienteering competition, and we encourage “fair play”. Other GPS devices that function solely as GPS and have a display must be stored in the backpack as “backup”. Phones cannot be used as GPS. In the night camp, mobiles can be used if there is coverage. Taking pictures with the mobile during the race is also allowed (PS. Please tag us!)

Number Bibs

Must be worn visibly from the front and back on the backpack. The team must hang up the number bib visibly at the tent in the night camp.

Competition rules

Each participant is obliged to inform themselves about and follow the rules given by the race director. Participation is at your own risk. Teams must consist of two people; men, women, or mixed. Dogs are not allowed.

Minimum Age

Minimum age is 18 years for distances 50 and 70. For the 30-distance, the minimum age is 16 years (turning 16 during the calendar year) with written approval from a guardian. Additionally, the combined age of the team must be at least 34 years.

Maximum Time

Mandatory – Contact the race management if you DO NOT meet the maximum time (11 hours/day. See the number on the back of the map). Do this in good time as mobile coverage is limited in the mountains.

  • Friday at 20:00
  • Saturday at 19:00
    Teams that exceed the maximum times on day 1 can start on day 2 but in a shorter recreational class.

Withdrawing from the Race

Teams that withdraw must report this to the race director. The number is on the back of the map. There are no transport options in the mountains. If you want to be picked up by helicopter upon withdrawing, a helicopter can be booked at the current rate: 0706516424.

Important – Remember to return the SportIdent stick (lost stick costs 450 SEK). This should be done in the finish area or at the secretariat in the night camp.

For more serious injuries, contact mountain rescue (112 in Sweden or 113 in Norway).

Recreational Class

Officials have the right to transfer teams to the “Recreational Class” due to late time or injury. There are also recreational classes on day 2. Recreational classes are designed to allow as many people as possible to participate on day 2 even if the team did not complete day 1.

It is not possible to register in advance for the recreational class. Recreational classes are available for distances 30, 50.

  • Teams that exceed the maximum times on day 1 can start on day 2 but in a shorter recreational class.
  • Teams that withdraw on day 1 have the right to start in a shorter recreational class.
  • Teams formed in the night camp will run in the appropriate recreational class on day 2.
  • Teams in the 30-distance can start in the 30 recreational class if approved by the race director.


Courses with control points are indicated on maps distributed before the start each day.
Controls consist of orange/white orienteering markers and a punching unit.
Wait for the sound and light signal when punching.
Controls must be taken in the correct order on each course (30, 50 & 70).
Team members must not be more than 15 seconds apart at a control/punch.

Punching System

Punching control and timekeeping are done with SportIdent. Sticks are provided by the organizer. The sticks must be reset before the start and will be reset again at the finish in the night camp before the start of day 2.

On day 2, there will also be resetting units at the start. Upon entry to the start, the sticks will be checked in a check unit (applies to both days). Competitors are responsible for having the correct SportIdent stick after the race organization has issued it at team registration. The SportIdent stick must be worn on the wrist, must be mounted before the start, and must not be removed until after the race. A lost SportIdent stick results in disqualification and must be replaced financially for 450 SEK.

Team Responsibility

  • Participation is at your own risk! We recommend that participants review their insurance coverage before the race.
  • Teams must not receive help from outsiders except in emergencies. Outsiders are defined as anyone not a member of your team.
  • Teams are obliged to stay together throughout the entire race.
  • Teams must follow the rules given by the officials.
  • If the team withdraws from the race, they must report this to the nearest official. It is not allowed for a team member to continue on their own. However, it is allowed to form new teams in the night camp.
  • If an accident occurs, the teammate must provide first aid and call for help.
  • Teams are obliged to assist other teams in need of help in case of injury or danger.
  • Teams must not leave the night camp after finishing day 1 until the start of day 2.
  • Littering is strictly forbidden. What the team takes out on the mountain must also be brought back, e.g., food bags, gas canisters, used socks, etc.

Disqualification / Compensation

A team can be disqualified during the race. If the team is disqualified, no refund of the participation fee is given.
A team can be disqualified if:

  • The team misses any control or takes controls in the wrong order.
  • The team does not follow the officials’ directives.
  • The team does not stay together.
  • The team does not follow the rules given before and during the race.
  • The team uses a phone to contact anyone else or seek information other than from the race management to get tips, orienteering information, or similar to help the team during the execution of day 1 or day 2.
  • The team receives help from outsiders.

Race Management Authority

The race management has the right to:

  • Decide which teams are allowed to participate.
  • Disqualify teams.
  • Change the course layout.
  • Cancel or postpone the race due to bad weather conditions without being obliged to refund.
  • Handle protests and, after hearing all involved, make final decisions.
  • Remove teams from the course even before the maximum time has elapsed.
  • Cancel the race if too few teams are registered.
  • Merge classes if too few teams are registered.


Must be submitted in writing to the race management no later than 30 minutes after finishing against a fee of 100 SEK.

Race Management

Race Director: Per Jonsson Öhlin (+46) 070-309 66 12
Race Director Assistant: Daniel Perttu (+46) 072-064 43 34
Safety Manager: Erik Lidström (+46) 070-651 64 24