TINITEQILAAQ, Greenland: A hunter and his dogsled have been caught in a snowstorm on their way home. Usually this storm—called Piteraq—can be predicted by the shape of the clouds. But, as in this case, the hunters do not always get home in time, 2000.
© Jacob Aue Sobol / Magnum Photos
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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual 1,049-mile (1,688 km) sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and a team of 12-16 dogs, of which at least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance in 9–15 days.
Teams frequently race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds which can cause the wind chill to reach −100 °F (−73 °C).
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on wikipedia