Ever been curious about multi-day dog sledding? I was. So off to Saskatchewan I went! Check it out here: With one mittened hand death-gripping the handle bar, I lift the metal hook that tethers me to the snow. And we’re off, chasing our instructor’s sled down the snowy embankment onto the frozen, oceanic expanse of Saskatchewan’s Churchill River. It’s a crisp February day in the 20s but who can focus on that? The team of four high-energy husky-mutts surges and pulls like a carnival ride.
Thanks Teton Valley News for the opportunity to do this podcast—a story I wrote for Mountain Gazette about a ski expedition in Kyrgyzstan getting interrupted by a revolution. Thanks to the Hans Saari Memorial Fund for the opportunity to go over there.
“Molly Loomis is a writer, and skier who lives in Teton Valley. In 2012 she went to Kyrgyzstan to follow in the footsteps of 1930’s era Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart, to ski a peak called Sari Tor. While in the capital city Bishkek, waiting to leave for the mountains, protests broke out. Loomis saw young protesters clash with the police, who responded with gunfire…..”