Surfing the internet in the Air New Zealand lounge at LAX I read with horror that two more mushers have activated the help buttons on their SPOT beacons: Cody Strathe and Dave Dalton.
Whilst these injuries are terrible news, I must take a look at the flip side of the coin. It shows just how tough these races are and how a simple mistake can have very serious consequences in these below freezing conditions!
It’s this element of risk and danger that makes extreme sport attractive. The challenge is like an invitation to the hardy and adventurous. It’s an invitation to develop a high skill level and an intelligence that can judge and manage danger in the moment.