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Høvdingen av Høgevarde 2023

All hail chief Skjømming! Again!

The battlegrounds had been shaped, the edges sharpened and heads were ready to roll. It was set for a perfect day. Sun was shining and adrenaline was high from just looking at the setup – Høvdingen av Høgevarde, the seasons highlight for every snowboarder north of the Antarctic, was ON.

This unique setup had been finely tuned over the course of 4 days. With everything from big machine built bowls to hand dug roadgaps. The field of battle had it all. Now it was up to the warriors to put there mark on it. 

Cuts and slashes were spread around the mountain. Palm prints from various plants were found on top of quarterpipes. Gaps and trannys didn’t stand a chance against the mighty force of the shredders. 

The time had come to decide who took the beast down. Votes were counted and the top 3 champions had been chosen. In 3rd with his sharp eyes and quick legs, Jacob Tessand. 2nd was the seasoned veteran with his mighty beard, Alek Oestreng. 1st place with his shirt off and do or die approach, Øyvind Kirkhus. Our queen with a impeccable sense of style and grace, Silja Sundsfjord.

The current chief, høvdingen av Høgevarde, Kristian Skjømming now rises from his throne. Ready to face the challengers. 4 gladiators ready for the 5 challenges. Beer chugging, archery, wrestling, blind carving and last but not least, the crazy (ski thing). It was a close fight but in the end Skjømming showed everyone why’s he was and will continue to be the chief. 

All hail chief Skjømming! Again!

There’s a lot more photos from the event, grab them here – big thanks to Even Brekke and Daniel DaSilveira for the cameratery

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