Friday, March 30th, 2012
Iditarod Focus

One of Idiatrod musher Matt Giblin’s dogs rests at the finish line in Nome. Musher’s fatigue towards the end of the race is often revealed in their 1,000 mile stare, whereas Iditarod dogs often still display the same single-minded focus that they had at the start of the race.

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Congratulations, 2011 Yukon Quest Champion Dallas Seavey

What a dramatic race the 2011 Yukon Quest was, with an uncertain outcome until the very last miles of this 1,000 mile mushing marathon. In the end, rookie Dallas Seavey of Willow was the first to mush his team under the finish line in Fairbanks, just a few minutes ahead of Sebastian Schnuelle of Whitehorse/Paxson. Congratulations to all the mushers who entered this year’s race. It’s definitely one for the history books! I took this shot of Seavey’s leaders setting the pace at the start in Whitehorse. Below, Sebastian Schnuelle’s team sprints down the starting chute. Sebastian came in second place, only 33 minutes behind Seavey!

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Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

Yukon Quest musher Hugh Neff mushes his dog team down the starting chute in Whitehorse yesterday under clear skies and with temperatures of about -20 degrees Celsius. There are 25 mushers competing in the 28 running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. It will take the winning team a little over 9 days to mush the 1,000 miles from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Having followed the race for several years in the past, it’s great to be back and reconnect with many familiar faces. The Yukon Quest is so much more than a dog race. It’s an event that celebrates the spirit of the North and transcends the border that separates Alaskans and Yukoners.

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Friday, November 5th, 2010
YUKON QUEST – A photo journey

This book captures the action and agony playing out along the Yukon Quest, a mushing marathon traversing 1000 miles of North America’s wildest terrain in conditions best described as extreme. Photographer Laurent Dick spent six years on the Yukon Quest Trail, in sunshine and snowstorms, capturing the images for this remarkable book. A compilation of photos, poetry by Brian O’Donoghue and insightful quotes from Quest veterans, the book beautifully captures the spirit of the toughest race on earth. Over 100 full color photos illustrate the journey between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Following routes blazed by Klondike-era gold seekers, Quest mushers travel by dog team between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and Fairbanks, Alaska. It’s a setting offering unparalleled visual splendor and a race boasting international flavor, matching teams from across the globe in a border-crossing charge along frozen rivers and over daunting wind swept summits. Through his images Dick takes us for a mad ride, revealing the Quest journey’s progression: first comes competition, then survival, sheer stamina and, finally, recognition of the power of interspecies cooperation.

(Book review by Mushing Magazine) A MUST SEE: YUKON QUEST – A PHOTO JOURNEY

Most of us will never have the experience of running …

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