The Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 1/17/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Presentation by Iditarod competitor, Ken Hamm.

Ken raised and trained a team of sled dogs during his 13 years in Alaska. Planning to make the classic race, Ken competed in three Kuskokwim 300 races in southwest Alaska, then the Iditarod in 1983. He finished in 27th place, in a race for which even getting to the starting line takes a huge commitment. Ken will show photos he took during the race and explain what it's like to travel night and day for 1,100 miles through the wilds of Alaska with a team of 16 huskies. He will talk about the 1925 serum delivery to Nome that started the competition, treacherous canyon runs and getting through minus-85-degree wind chills on the Yukon River, plus dog care, sleep deprivation and what it's like to cross the finish line.

Location: Program Room A-B
Presenter: The Adirondack Mountain Club Schenectady Chapter