12 Photos - Mar 14, 2012
Photo: My driver hanging back as we take it nice and easy across the ice on a lake, east of Ilulissat, in the Akinnaq mountains.Photo: Another obligatory 'I have ice on my face, and a rabbit on my head' shot. Behind me you can make out the landscape before it started snowing, and it all became one big white place on earth.Photo: Photo: Photo: Sorting the lines for the dogs which has to be done once in a while, to maintain the flexible structure of the pack.The black board attached to the back of the sled is a break pad, used by the sled driver to break the sled when decending hills, avoiding it crashing into the dogs from behind.Photo: Photo: While untangling the lines the pack is detached from the sled, which means you have x amount of dogs, all able to pull 1.5 times their own body weight, at the end of your arm. You have to show whose in charge, and a whip is used to give a clue, but no mark.Photo: This dog was sitting on the side of the trail with harness on. Maybe having got cut off from the sled, maybe it chewed the line holding it to pieces, maybe it was left because it was injured, and will be picked up on the way back. We didn't check.The dogs can survive for 5+ days without food.Photo: This dog was sitting on the side of the trail with harness on. Maybe having got cut off from the sled, maybe it chewed the line holding it to pieces, maybe it was left because it was injured, and will be picked up on the way back. We didn't check.The dogs can survive for 5+ days without food.Photo: Photo: Photo: