Would you like to experience something really special?
Want to take part in the largest and the world’s northernmost sleddog races?
Thanks to us you can do it!
Syberiada Adventure Team is going to start in two long distance sled dog races – 3 February 2012 in Femundlopet 400 and 12 March 2012 in Finnmarkslopet 500, in Norway.
Distance 400 km
Start – Roros
Finish – Roros
Distance 500 km
Start – Alta
Finish – Alta
Syberiada Adventure Team
Daria Nowakowska (8 dogs) and Krzysztof Nowakowski (8 dogs) have been working with Siberian and Alaskan Huskies for 12 years. Huskies have become their passion and their whole life. Daria is also the only woman in Poland, who is a sled dog tour guide and long distance races and expeditions musher!
On March 2010 Daria and Krzysztof were first the Polish people to bypass the largest lake of Lapland – Inarijärvi, located over 300 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finland.
They did this expedition with their own dogs and without any outside support.
It was one of the greatest successes of Polish mushing throughout its history!
To start in Femundlopet and Finnmarkslopet is their big dream.
Our team needs handlers at the start, finish, checkpoints and during our training before the race in Norway.
We offer you an unforgettable experience, participation in the historic Polish first start in both races, working at checkpoints and being in the heart of the action as an active and indispensable part, and not merely as a spectator.
We offer you also 4 – day training, integration meeting in Poland and training tours in Norway before race.
Such a proposal you will not find in any travel agency or tourist company in the world.
Our offer is valid from now, limited number of places.
We need four handlers on each race. Two people on each sleddog team.
Program Femundlopet 2012
Mid October 2011 – 4 - day training, integration meeting in our base in Poland
28/29 January 2012 – meeting in Roros/Norway
29 January - 02 February 2012 – training and preparing to start
03 February 2012 – start
03 - 06 February 2012 – work on the route of the race
06 February 2012 – expected arrival of our teams at the finish line, the official banquet in the evening
07 February 2012 – farewell day for our team
7/8 February 2012 – return home
Program Finnmarkslopet 2012
Mid November 2011 – 4 - day training meeting and integration in our base in Poland
07/08 March 2012 – meeting in Alta/Norway
08 - 11 March 2012 – training and preparing to start
11 March 2012 – the official banquet
12 March 2012 – the official opening ceremony of the race competition and start of the race
12 - 15 March 2012 – work at checkpoints
15/16 March 2012 – our teams at the finish, the official banquet
16/17 March 2012 – farewell day for our team
17/18 March 2012 – return home
We offer you participation in a big and complicated organization project, participation in races amongst the biggest names of the mushing world; the possibility of seeing all these mushers and the dogs in action at close range.
We equip you in down jackets from one of the best and largest manufacturers of down apparel, equipment and accessories in the world – Yeti; winter boots and excellent sleeping bags.
During the whole of your stay in Poland and Norway we provide full board, accommodation and transport.
You need to bring:
· outdoor outfit – warm trousers and jacket or ski suit
· long underwear
· thick woollen socks
· winter gloves and thin fleece finger gloves
· scarf and warm hat
· fleece jacket
· sun glasses
· hand/foot/pocket warmers
· winter face cream
and first of all a great mood and optimism :)
We need people who like dogs and a real, cold winter; who are reasonably physically fit; like to work with people and dogs; able to cook; responsible with a sense of humor.
Experience in mushing welcome but not necessary. We will have plenty of time to teach you everything.
The cost of participation 1800 € per person.
Price includes full board, accommodation, transport, down jacket, sleeping bag, winter boots, participation in official banquets and opening ceremonies, and farewell banquets; 4 – day training, integration meeting in Poland and training tours in Norway. The exact date of the meeting in Poland is negotiable.
Price does not include flights to Poland and Norway, personal insurance.