FAQS

Why Axehandle Mountain?

  • That we are in the sleddog business since 1997
  • That we have 3 instructors:
    • Who are qualified in arctic survival with civil and military experience (one professionally involved in mountain search and rescue)
    • Are qualified in first aid
    • Have years of experience in multiple day sleddog trips
  • That our youngest client on a sled ever was a 3 month old baby and the oldest a 72 years man who ran his own Axehandle team
  • That the dogs are rested at least 7 days between mountain tours
  • That you will run a 5 or 6 dog team depending on your weight and capabilities
  • That everyone runs their own team
  • That we use 1 guide up to 4 teams and 2 guides up to 9 teams
  • That the dogs like you to be involved
  • That our dogs are pure breed Siberian Husky’s, they all have experience with multiple day trips in the mountains
  • That our dogs are very friendly, that we have had all our dogs since they were pups they are well trained and no problem around children
  • That all our dogs are vaccinated and subject to regular veterinary checks
  • That our kennel meets and exceeds all Swedish and European regulations concerning animal health
  • That all our trails leave from the kennels you step out of your cabin and onto your dogsled
  • That we have tracks that are maintained by our staff from 5km up to 55km, longer than that are snowmobile trails
  • That our kitchens and eating rooms are approved by Stromsund government
  • That in December it is light around 0900hrs and dark again around 1500hrs it gets longer days as the winter goes on
  • That we are fully self operational, that we own all the accommodation and dogs, that way we can assure a high standard to our customers
  • That any packages you may have seen on other websites that are the same as ours, have been copied from us, without our permission

 

What equipment do you use?

  • We have 10 “SAW TOOTH MOUNTAIN SLEDS”, which are the best in the world.
  • These tobogan dog sleds:
    • Can pack enough gear to go out for 10 day’s with a dogteam.
    • Are so strong they are the wanted sled for the 1600km grueling Iditarod sleddograce.
    • Are easy to handle even heavy loaded with gear or passenger, by adults or kids
  • We use “NORDKYN OUTFITTERS” dogharnesses which are comfortable to ware, easy to handle and fast drying.
  • They prevent wear on the dogs fur and are custom made for each dog separately to have a perfect fit.
  • We use high quality mountain tents, witch are proven in all the extreme places on earth like the Himalaya and the poles.
  • They are easy to put up even in extreme windy and cold conditions, and won’t collapse under heavy snow.
  • They are light weight tents made with the newest materials around.
  • At Axe Handle we use “NORTHERN OUTFITTERS” extreme cold weather clothing.
  • We rent out their boots and mittens witch are proven in temperatures down to −60º C.
  • This is gear for cold weather survival and guaranteed not to be cold.
  • Top quality snowshoes are also part of our gear.
  • These snowshoes will bring us everywhere whatever the conditions.
  • They will make the track for the dogs when the snow is to deep for them.