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.