Distance Racer

 

for the extreme and experienced only

This tour is designed to give you a feel for long distance sleddog racing. In the same style as our very successful “winter experience tour” you will be using the latest up to date camping equipment and racing sleds from the Sawtooth mountain company.

 

BUT UNLIKE our “winter experience tour” this tour is a little tougher and the pressure is on a little more. Although you will be with one of our experienced guides, you will be expected to care for your team and yourself fully.

 

You will drive teams of 8 dogs late into the night on difficult trails to complete between 60 and 75km every day. On this trip there is no ice-fishing or mountain walk.

 

TO QUALIFY for this tour you NEED to have COMPLETED one of our tours before.

 

 

Day Calendar

Arrive at Östersund, taxi transfer to Yxskaftkälen. Meet dogs and instructors. Basic instruction in handling of dogs and equipment.

Training and refreshing day (today there is still time for questions and help, from day 3 you have to do it yourself).

Pack sleds prepare dogs and leave to the mountains. We will cover between 60 and 75 km per day. Sleeping in tents and preparing food on petrol cookers.

After breakfast, say goodbye to your dogs, return to Östersund.

 

 

Mandatory Equipment

To wear:

Thermal long underwear

Fleece long mid-layer

Good fleece or similar jacket or sweater

Outside layer in wind stopper material or skiing style jacket and pants

Thick down or synthetic jacket to wear extra in the evenings and mornings

Finger gloves to work (fleece wind stopper or skiing style gloves)

Good hat that protects ears and gives good isolation

 

Bring or rent here:

Sleeping bag (−35°C) and ground mat (do not use down sleeping bag)

Boots (-40°C)

Mittens (-40°C)

 

Handy to bring:

Some chemical hand warmers

Pocket knife

Sunglasses and/or skiing goggles

Snacks as food on short midday breaks any extra food-wishes you might have

Camera

 

What you get here:

Headlamp with battery’s (for cooking, working or reading in the dark)

Spoon, knife and thermal cup

Thermal flask expedition

Dried meals

Bread, sausage and cheese

Tea and chocolate drink powders

Thermal sitting pad

Sled and dog team

 

Collective material:

Snow shovel

Cooking set with double burner, pots, pan and snow scoop

Tent

Toilet paper

Snowshoes

First aid kit for dogs and people

 

Important Information

See important info about booking a trip on the info page.

Look at pictures from our winter adventure in our gallery.

All prices are in Sek (Swedish crowns) calculate in other currency at x-rates.com

Distance Racer Tour

Price: 25000,00 SEK

Without Refresher Day

Price: 23500,00 SEK