Category Archives: yukon Quest

Yukon Quest: Mushers arrive at -40c

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Being in Dawson City this year, I saw the mushers arrive at -40c. Shown here are Allen Moore (in white; he went on to win the Quest this year) and Ed Hopkins, a Canadian who has run the Quest 10 times now.

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Yukon Quest: Yukon River landscape

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Here’s Vebjorn Aishana Reitan, a 21 year old Yukon Quest rookie shown on the Yukon River in Dawson City.

Yukon Quest 2018: Drop Day

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It takes a lot of food to keep hundreds of dogs running on the Yukon Quest. Shown here is ‘drop day’ where volunteers and race crews prepare goods to be dropped alongside the trail.

Each musher is required to stock enough food for their teams. Most of the weight is kibble but mushers also feed their animals moose, fish, beaver, duck and other wild game.

Yukon Quest 2018: Vet check

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The Yukon Quest dog sled race recently took place, going this year from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse.

The first step are the veterinarian checks, where dogs are assessed as being fit to run.

Yukon Quest 2017: And they’re off!

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The Yukon Quest kicked off this weekend, as mushers are making their way from Whitehorse Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The race is a huge event for Whitehorse, with fans visiting from around the world.

Yukon Quest 2015: The starting line

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Today in Whitehorse Yukon Quest mushers launched their 1600km trek to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The race began with temperatures of -33c.