Local: Can you cross country ski 54 km while wearing chain mail?

by Josh Kimball

First, can you cross country ski 56 kilometers while dressed in chain mail? If so, read on.

From WoodenSkis.com (don’t ask) comes this plea:

“The Board of Directors for the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is searching for two cross country skiers to dress as Birkebeiner warriors and a woman skier to represent Inga, the mother of baby Prince Haakon to ski the 54 kilometer journey from Cable to Hayward on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 re-enacting an historic event more than 800 years ago.”

There’s more information here, but the entry deadline is November 15.

And you must click through to see pictures of the Vikings garb the volunteers must wear. Any takers?