Some call it the most beautiful sled dog race in the Alpes, if not more: the Alpen-Trail
. It's a little more than a sprint sled dog race and a little more than an ordinary mid distance sled dog race - not by distance but in difference in altitude. It's just the ALPEN-TRAIL. Special in any kind!
Cover girl (helmut-dietz-photo) Marte Heilemann
, Norway, will challenge again the Alpen-Trail - Champ Heini Winter
, Germany, ...
This year it seems to be again a duel. Or more ...? What do you think?
Which musher will be the Alpen-Trail Champion 2011?
with his significant cyclist helmet has an advantage ...
Austrian musher No. 1: Helmut Peer
and his dog team could be always good for a surprise ...
helmut-dietz-photos: the Alpen-Trail 2011 favourites?!
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Unfortunately we'll not be able to see the Alpen-Trail Champions 2011 live. We'll be at La Grande Odyssee
in France to see, if the Swiss will do it again - or if the Czechs will. And the trip to the last Alpen-Trail stage (which we did last year) is almost a world tour.
And what should you do, if you have seen the most beautiful sled dog race (at least in the Alpes) twice ...?!
But you never know. To see Norwegian sled dog teams is always a sled dog delicacy ... at least for us!
Good luck to all Alpen-Trail mushers, especially Marte, Roy, Bjørn Lyng, Heini, Helmut, Florian, Thorsten, Martin, Christoph, Kilian, Alfred, Sylvia, Claudia, Andreas, Vanessa, Matteo, Alain, Luzi, Lutz, Erwin, Dominik, Baltsar, Winfried, Stefan, Gerhard, Mario, Volkmar, Manuela and the Skijoring mushers ...!
... and have fun
as we had when we visited the race the last two years ...