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The Yukon Quest is a sled dog race where mushers, with their teams of 9-14 dogs, embark on a 1000 mile journey from Fairbanks, Alaska (US) to Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada), and I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the last few days following these 24 incredible mushers run with their dogs through some impressive Alaskan and Yukon landscapes. Working with the Quest as part of their photography/media team, I’ve seen an impressive display of what the Quest is and means to the people who are involved, and thought I’d share a glimpse of my experience following the Yukon Quest so far!

Behind the scenes, to make the quest happen, volunteers give up hours of their time to help where needed, community members contribute baked goods and warm food for mushers and volunteers, dedicated handlers tend tirelessly to dog teams, and hardcore fans enduring the subarctic weather to cheer on their favourite mushers and dog teams, the list goes on and on.

So, over the past few days fully diving into the race and getting to know about the mushers and understanding the relationship between them and their dogs, it’s clear that it’s more than just a bunch of guys riding on sleds behind dogs, the race itself is almost like its own a culture – of enthusiasm and passion and perseverance. Love it!

  

  

We’re only 6 days in – looking forward to what’s next!

And if you haven’t seen the video, enjoy:

In the midst of finalizing the production of ‘A Lovely Tale’ and prepping for my upcoming Yukon Quest adventure, I seem to have neglected to post an update with a few photos from a recent adventure in the oh-so-beautiful Swiss Alps – enjoy the following few photos, featuring a bit of skiing at the lovely Villars-Gryon!

Welcome to 2012, ya’ll!

In case you’ve missed out on following the progress of ‘A Lovely Tale’ on its Kickstarter page, I thought I’d post a quick update!

All the images and words have been carefully crafted and finalized, and the book is in the final stages of printing – hurrah! Check out the Kickstarter update link above if you want to read more about the process thus far. Up next: sharing it with the world!!

(If you weren’t able to back the Kickstarter campaign, but still want a copy, good news: I’ve ordered extras! Get in touch to let me know you’re interested!)

The end of November saw the wedding of two lovely friends of mine here in Belfast, Sam & Abi (or should I say Mr. & Mrs. Wolsey). From the ceremony taking place in a gorgeous old church, to the lucky break in the rain for a few photos in Lady Dixon Park, the day was full of cheerful things and a stunning bride to boot! Enjoy a glimpse at a few of my favourite photos from the day!

Photo by Ariel Body
Photo by Ariel Body

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