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Feb 24, 2014

It's over! Our adventure in the land of snow, ice and dogs has come to an end.

Curt not only succeeded in his goal of getting his dogs geared up for the Iditarod - he even finished in the top 10.  Seventh place is absolutely amazing when you're out for a training run!

Feb 12, 2014

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.

Feb 11, 2014

Sled dogs resting but ready to goCurt has stopped in Carmacks for a six hour rest break.  The dogs are looking good but it hit -50° Celsius.

The break is precautionary, as the dog need to be in good shape for the upcoming leg, a section where two competitors have come to grief… I’m guessing it’s a bit dangerous!

So we are staying in Carmacks for tonight, then we'll head to Whitehorse tomorrow.

Feb 10, 2014

Brent Sass medical evacuation - Whitehorse StarBad news! Brent Sass has activated his SPOT rescue beacon.

Rumour is that he has fallen off and hit his head. Brent and Allan Moore were cat-n-mouse for the lead over the last 2 days, and they were less than a day from the finish of the race, so this is dramatic news!! (secretly we were hoping Brent would win, as Allan won last year, it’s Brent’s turn and he’s a friendly, approachable and intelligent guy)

Feb 09, 2014

Steve Gurney wearing only undies and snowshoes in the Alaskan snow.We had a lot of fun today taking promo shots for our sponsors.

The talent being two of Curt and Fleur's most photogenic dogs, and of course the very beautiful Jackie and Pam, and me, the thorn between the two roses.

At a cosy minus 38 degrees Celsius, Pam was not having a bar of any underwear shots, but plucky Jackie got down to her long-johns and thin top!