Friday, August 14, 2015

FlashBack Friday: American Summit 1998

This week's Flashback Friday is simply a photo.

Aliy ran her first 1,000 mile race -- the Yukon Quest -- in 1998. She finished in 13 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes. This photo is of her team: (L to R): Flood and Rubia; Chip and Kronk; Roger and Cisco; Missy and Stasha; and Twister and Martin) as they finally reached American Summit in incredibly poor weather conditions. The wind was howling and the trail had blown over. Aliy and the team had struggled for hours to reach the summit.

Photographer Laurent Dick was positioned just over the summit on a snow machine. He captured this great image. There are many other fantastic images from that race in Laurent's book: "Yukon Quest Photo Journey".


0300jh JeanneHammel said...

All I can say is: "I can't even imagine." You are truly an inspiration... You go,girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this photo!! All great dogs!

marilyn cozzens said...

Wow, just looking at that picture crystalizes the very essence of dog mushing. Also I can just feel how cold it must have been. What a great picture. Thanks.

Anonymous said...



P.S. Woof!!!

Linda Toth said...

What? No red?

Nessmuk said...

Now that looks beyond difficult! Windy, steep....and ten trusty team mates making the they were all glad to have the mountain behind them! Nice Friday Flashback!!

Anonymous said...


Now that is a "Flash Back!"

Once I managed to find a seller on e-bay who had a YQ2000 patch and purchased it...awesome collectable as the only YQ ever won (at least until 2015) by a female musher!!!

It is my most cherished SPK memorabilia.

Anonymous said...

The more I look at this picture the more I see - in terms of the artistic value of the photo!!!

Thanks so much for this awesome snow picture - indeed, every color is in white - the whole spectrum!