helmut-dietz-photo: "Shake Hands" auch beim Überholen (La Grande Odyssee 2010). Norwegians are tough guys - but fair: Jo Are Brennodden & Gerard Benoit (with Robert Sörlie's Dog Team).
Gerade haben wir hier La Grande Odyssee gelesen, dass Ketill Reitan und Jo Are Brennodden beim La Grande Odyssee starten und noch erfahrene Dog Handler suchen. Englischkenntnisse (oder Norwegisch) sind erforderlich.
We've been in Austria, in Switzerland, in Italy in Spain, in France, in Norway, in Sweden, in Alsska, in Finland ... just to see sled dog teams. But we've never seen sled dog teams training or racing on SNOW close to our hometown Bielefeld. TODAY WE DID!
This is Hannleore Proske and her Siberian Husky - lead dogs Angus & Late short before taking off in Raden, where Manfred and Anneliese Witschel - Braun are living. But also Lothar, Andre and Birgit were in Raden - and of course their dogs!
What a great Saturday morning - together with mushers and sled dogs!
helmut-dietz-photo: Hanne and her lead dogs Angus & Late.
Alpen-Trail 2011 will see in addition to Alpen-Trail Champion 2009 Marte Heilemann (8 dogs class) also two Alpen-Trail Rookies from Norway: Bjørn Lyng Pederson and Roy Storli (both 6 dogs class). In total the participants list looks rather short. So far 27 mushers are registered. But there are also some more Rookies from Germany, France and Switzerland which is good for each race - but especially for the traditional Alpen-Trail.
helmut-dietz-photo: Marte had fun defeating the first time Heini Winter, the Alpen-Trail - Multi - Champion. And she did like Austrian beer, German sausage, Italian pizza, pasta & vine, Swiss cheese and ...
Musher - Portrait: Roy Storli (... translated from his website - sorry our Norwegian and English isn't that great ...!)
Age: born 1972
Category: Mid distance, 6-dogs class, also touring and outdoor activities
Goals: Have fun, mush with the best (dogs & mushers)
Within the seasons 2005-2008 Roy competed in the mid distance 6 dogs class. He says, that he was lucky to meet Marte Heilemann to buy his first dogs from her. She also introduced him to the musher scene. Per Olav Gausereide and Elisabeth Edland told him within a short period of time, how to race on high level. Also to selct the right dogs, use the right feeding regime and the right training. He learned a lot and he still sticks to what they told him. All these gave him a "KICK" start right from the beginning with great race results. Important within this period were also Rune and Frode Bakke.
Since 2008 Roy had a break in competing at races, to form a new dog team with good and fast Alaskan Huskies. His goal for the next future is to participate at Alpen-Trail 6-dogs class. It will be interesting to see if the new dogs will perform in the competitive race & field. The results of training during the year and the results of Alpen - Trail will determine the next steps. It could be that Roy will participate at some more mid distance races. It could be also Pasvik Trail. He is optimistic!
PS: By the way, Roy is also father of two sons: Oscar and Frederik. The photo was taken 2007 and shows Oscar. He is proud about the medal Roy was winning in Hamar (ESDRA - EC 2007).
helmut-dietz-photo: Dr. Gerhard Offer - Vallelunga
Winterreifen sind montiert, Schneeketten im Auto. Am 18/19.12.2010 findet das traditionelle Schlittenhunde Saisoneröffnungsrennen in Langtaufers - Vallelunga statt. Wir freuen uns auf Huskies und Hounds ... und auf WINTER IN DEN BERGEN!
Übrigens, während der Saison haben wir die Abo-Funktion - siehe links in der Navigationsleiste und die Kommentar - Funktion wieder aktiviert!
Wer keine Lust auf Benachrichtigung hat, kann das selbst abstellen, wer informiert werden möchte, was wir in die Musherzeitung.de schreiben, kann sich dort mit einem Mausklick registrieren ... und bekommt dann per E-Mail eine Meldung, wenn etwas Neues in der Schlitenhundezeitung steht.
Photo: FISTC Cart EC 2010, Reingers - Austria, Alex Serdjukov, A - Austria's most popular musher!
Sieger in der Kategorie Cart mit 4 Hunden wurde Alex Serdjukov (A), der in wenigen Wochen gemeinsam mit Hermann Maier an der ORF-Südpol-Expedition teilnehmen wird. Der Musher startete auch in der 2-Hunde-Klasse und wurde dort Vize-Europameister.