Sled dogs

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

MT BULLER wel­comed the re­turn of the Ea­gle Pack Sled Dog Quest for a sec­ond year on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2/3.

Held across two ac­tion-packed days, teams from around the coun­try in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Vic­to­ria, New South Wales, West­ern and South Aus­tralia, Queens­land, as well as teams from New Zealand and Italy, par­tic­i­pated in the quest on two set cour­ses.

Start­ing from the Mt Buller Vil­lage Square, two, three, four and six dog teams raced un­der lights on the moun­tain’s pop­u­lar ski run, Bourke St.

With clear skies and a starry night, spec­ta­tors lined the course to catch the thrilling race ac­tion.

Con­di­tions were per­fect for the sec­ond day’s rac­ing on Wed­nes­day, with hard packed snow and light cloud pro­vid­ing a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop.

Teams took on the longer Corn Hill Road course, with stun­ning views of the Mt Buller, Mt Stir­ling and sur­round­ing val­leys.

Mt Buller teams ran well, plac­ing in three of the four di­vi­sions. Of­fi­cial re­sults as fol­lows: Six dog team - Brett Had­den; Four dog team - Mar­cus Is­rang; Three dog team - Court­ney Pers­son; Two dog team - Jade Kelly. The event saw friendly com­pe­ti­tion and thrilling rac­ing for both par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors alike, across a suc­cess­ful cou­ple of days.

BULLER BACK­DROP: Cross­ing Corn Hill to­wards Stir­ling the sled and dogs have Mt Buller in the back­ground.

PER­FECT RUN: This team of sled dogs and their han­dler had a per­fect run home across Corn Hill.

STARRY NIGHT: Un­der clear night lights the sled dog teams made their way back to the fin­ish line.

GREAT RUN: Sled dogs and their load head home across Corn Hill Run dur­ing the morn­ing run at the Ea­gle Pack Sled Dog Quest.

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