Monday, January 16, 2012

01/14 - Dogsledding event in Splügen


Eventful days are behind me, due to this there's now another report. This time about the dogsledding event which took place at the weekend in Splügen, a bit more than one hour away from our home.

I found the infos about this event by chance a few days earlier while cruising through the worldwide web... and thought it should be interesting to watch it.

So I left for Splügen on Saturday morning and when I arrived there the whole village and the area around were not reached by the sun, which meant temperatures where about -15 °C / 5 F. About 1.5 hours later the sun warmed it up a little bit but it was still cold.

The race itself took place in several categories: 1 dog, 2, 4, 6 and 8 dogs, additional differences for the rating will be made due to the different races of the dogs...

The atmosphere was really great, you could hear the echoes of the barking and howling of the dogs in the air, you could feel that they're eager for the race, to pull the sledge... and in the end: to have fun!

I really enjoyed watching this event, the first time for me and definetely interesting enough to come back next year.

I hope you like the pix I made, some of those action shots are not too bad I think...

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3 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures. I always thought it is just a nordic thing, I wasn not aware to find dogsledding races in Switzerland.

    Marcus

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  2. Just WOW!!! Very nice...

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  3. Indeed, it was a nice and impressing event... I´ll be there next year again...

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