Good to know
In order to ensure safety, the heavy weight of the sleds initially forces us to shorter stages. But as we continue to move on the first day on the lake Altevatn and then east downhill rather than uphill, the high carriage weights are easy to master. Also, we have set up a depot halfway.
This tour is strenuous for the dogs! That’s why we’ve set up a depot roughly at the halfway mark of this tour, allowing us to reduce the load on the sleds. The dog food, for 6 teammates, alone weighs half a tonne, which distributed on the sleds is at least 80kgs per! That’s why we have to be economise on the remaining gear.
Because of the weight and length of the tour participants should be prepared to support the dogs where possible. Should they loose their will, we’ll quickly be left out in the cold (no pun intented).