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Is anything better than ski jumping under the midnight sun?

  • Author: Bob Hallinen
  • Updated: June 22, 2018
  • Published June 22, 2018

Bret Congdon carries her little sister Neve Congdon up to the top of the hill.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

About 30 skiers jumped far into the evening of the summer solstice at the Karl Eid Ski Jumping Complex in Anchorage.

Ski jumpers with the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage took part in the first-ever Midnight Sun Ski Jump-A-Thon on Thursday. One of the highlights of the event featured the winners of the ski jump competitions jumping one after another at midnight.

Augie Martinez, who jumped 36 times on the 20-meter hill, executed the last jump of the event — around 2:30 a.m., event organizer Karen Compton said.

Augie Martinez comes off the 20-meter hill.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Augie Martinez comes down the 20-meter hill past wild roses.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Dylan Amy flies off the 40-meter hill.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Riley Panter slides down the 20-meter hill.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Rilley Cooper tries out the binding on one of her skis after coach Zak Hammill adjusted it.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Neve Cogdon roasts a marshmallow during the Midnight Sun Ski Jump-A-Thon.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Malina Munro gives her dad Andrew Munro a bite of her s’more.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Carter Brubaker and Dylan Amy play soccer during a break at the Midnight Sun Ski Jump-A-Thon. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Jump suits are hung up during a break at the Midnight Sun Ski Jump-A-Thon.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Skyler Amy and Carter Brubaker mark their jumps on their bibs.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Skyler Amy flies off the 65-meter hill.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A ski jumper flies off the 65-meter hill. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Luca Eski comes off the 10-meter hill during the midnight jump.  The winners of the earlier competitions all jumped around midnight one after another. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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