Author: Sebastian Schnuelle (188 posts)

Sebastian Schnuelle is a Canadian dog musher and dog sled racer from Whitehorse, Yukon, who won the 2009 1,000 mile Yukon Quest sled dog race and finished the Iditarod in 2nd place a few weeks later. Schnuelle is fluent in English, French, and German Schnuelle was born in Wuppertal, Germany.

Responsible Racing?

What has happened to responsible racing? Iditarod is all about doing well and placing, it is a race after all, but the recent accusations of ITC being not quick enough to rescue mushers are out of line. When a storm moves in, it is every mushers choice, to continue to race hard or to switch …


Rookie of the Year Nathan Schroeder

You can almost say Rookie(S) of the year, that is how close the hightest placing rookies arrived in Nome. Nathan Schroeder from Minnesota edged out Two Rivers Yukon Quest Musher Abbie West by 6 minutes. Another close race within the race. I wish I could have seen them finish, but I was already at the …


Rounding out the Top 10

When I last saw Jessie Royer in Koyuk, she was in 13th place and hoping to catch up to 11th. Now she finished 7th due to the many unforseeable events of mushers stalling on the ice, scratching before Safety. It has been a wild one. Jessie is tough as nails, and if she says that this year’s race tested her abilities to the limit, that says a lot.


Dallas Seavey is the 2014 Iditarod Champion

Wow, what a night this has been. Dallas Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome 2 minutes ahead of Aliy Zirkle at 4.04 a.m. And that after leaving White Mountain in 3rd place 2 hrs and 46 minute behind the at the time race leader, Jeff King. Dallas finished in a record time of 8 days 14 hours and 9 Minutes!


Aliy Zirkle FIRST into Safety

This evening brings another twist. It’s an amazing race. Aliy Zirkle has passed Jeff King en route to Safety. She is currently leading Iditarod 42! The wind is still howling out there and Jeff seems to have issues.  SP Kennels in the LEAD!


White Mountain, Safety to Nome

Below are a few pictures from the trail. It’s been a windy last 35 miles. It starts blowing past the blowhole, or better said, that is where there is enough snow to blow around. It is a very shallow ground blizzard with generally little snow in the area, yet enough to make life not very …


Safety Update

Made it to Safety. Sure glad to see the Roadhouse. Meeting Jeff from ort Insider Crew he warned me,             “ Sebastian, it’s going to blow 35 mile in the blowhole and 3 foot groundstorm “. Up top in the hills it was windy, but no real snow to blow …


Aliy Zirkle out of White Mountain in 2nd place

The second team to leave White Mountain is Aliy Zirkle. Sitting over lunch, Aliy was recalling last night’s run, where she had taken her dragmat off in Elim to save weight and how deeply she regretted it doing that right before descending little McKinley. The trail down is on a sidehill, icy and just a …


Jeff King is OUT, Nomebound, 1st out of White Mountain

Jeff King had moved his dogs off the straw a little early. He kept on moving them 20 yards at a time to limber them up and to have them relieve themselves. That makes the team start much better, when it is time to go. Jeff is fully in race mode, wanting to waste no …


Golovin to White Mountain

Golovin Bay can be a real challenge. If a musher has any doubt of their teams ability it is a very wise move, to do what Sonny Lindner did, and give them a good rest and make sure the dogs get some more fuel in them, a hot meal will do wonders. Sonny Lindner is …