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I’ve been thinking about trying dog sled out this winter. However I’m deaf and I don’t speak at all. So I’m wondering if I’m out of luck or not?
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Men. And women. Dogs. The thrill of extreme adventure . . . the agony of extreme defeat. These are the elements that make up the famous annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. Just in time for the Iditarod’s 30th anniversary, comes this new edition of one of the best-selling books on “the Big Trail.” Sherwonit recounts the history and past three decades of the Iditarod and looks forward to its promising future, while photographer Jeff Schultz provides thrilling new photos, from the arctic landscape to the competitors and the dogs they rely on.
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I want to teach my bernese mountain dog mix to pull a sled or wagon around the yard. Since I don’t want her to get injured I’m looking for a scale or something that gives a weight limit a dog of a certain size can pull. Also, any tips on going about it would help too.
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Sled dogs have been serving humans since they were first tamed and broken to the trace thousands of years ago. Their history of supporting soldiers is much more recent and, for all its drama and heroism, remains little known. This hundred-year history of canine military service from the frozen reaches of Alaska to the snowy battlefields of World Wars I and II is told fully for the first time in this book by former army officer and longtime sled dog aficionado Charles L. Dean.
By way of original army documents, interviews with the last living dog drivers, and never before published photographs, Dean’s book tells a story that begins in Alaska, traverses two world wars and the Cold War era, and ends in the present-day Danish sledge patrol in Greenland. Here are the sled dogs drafted from Alaska and trained by French troops for use in the Vosges Mountains; improvised alpine sled dogs used by the Italians in the Great War; those deployed by the German SS in World War II; and others training in Montana’s Camp Rimini, Colorado’s Camp Hale, and Nebraska’s Fort Robinson. From the nitty-gritty of the making of a canine division to the high drama of dogs conducting daring rescues and parachuting to their destinations, this book richly supplies a missing chapter in military history and in the story of man’s best friend at war.
As an arctic expert in Alaska, Charles L. Dean led the Army High Altitude Mountain Rescue Team and taught military skiing and mountaineering at the Northern Warfare Training Center. He is a former army officer who served as a rifle platoon leader in Vietnam and as a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division. He is now a retired fire captain from the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
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Rachael was the youngest athlete ever to compete in a 500-mile sled dog race, but her dream goal was to participate in the sport’s top competition: the Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race across the wilderness of Alaska. She faced stiff opposition from the organizers of the race because of her disability, but she never gave up—and finally was allowed to compete with the help of a visual interpreter.
No End In Sight is a story of athleticism and the grace that comes from working with animals. It is also a stirring memoir about how an unwavering inner compass can propel anyone to achieve even seemingly insurmountable goals.