Friday, May 9, 2008

Iglulik to Arctic Bay by Dog Sled

Each year about this time the Inuit of the Eastern Arctic stage a dog sled race from one village to another. The sleds used are traditional kamotik, not the basket style sleds seen in races in the western arctic. Prize money is $10,000 so lots of time and effort go into preparing a team for the race.

This year the race went from Iglulik northwards 500 kms or more to Arctic Bay on northwestern Baffin Island. A great place to see some photos and read about the arrival is on Clare's blog. I won't steal one of his photos. You'll just have to go and see them yourself!

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