September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Michael Salvisberg

Michael Salvisberg

Bib Number: 73
Hometown: Haines Junction, YT, Canada
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Biography

Michael Salvisberg, 48, was born in Zurich, SWITZERLAND. He was a cheese maker in the Swiss Alps and moved to North of North America in 1990 to pursue a dog mushing career. (“Is it a career,” he asks.) He received a diploma in Environmental Sciences from Aurora College in the Northwest Territory. He began mushing in 1992 and began to look toward the Iditarod in 2000 when he realized that he had “one incredible team of dogs.” Before coming to his first Iditarod in 2005, he ran many mid distance races in Canada. Michael says, “After a fantastic run in 2005, we are returning to Iditarod to attempt to improving our performance. When I started mushing in 1992, Iditarod seemed an impossible goal to reach! It is amazing what patience, dedication, hard work and perseverance can do. My team and I continue to work toward becoming fully recognized as a professional full time year round team. Iditarod is a unique and completely incredible experience and we are proud to be part of it.” Michael has one son, Dylan, 13. He lists his hobbies as reading, travel, languages and woodwork.


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 12:38:00 12 2h 38m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:39:00 12 1h 1m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 16:22:00 16 2h 22m 59
Yentna 3/06 20:26:00 16 3/07 00:17:00 15 3h 51m 4h 4m 11.07 45
Skwentna 3/07 03:14:00 15 3/07 07:30:00 15 4h 16m 2h 57m 11.53 34
Finger Lake 3/07 12:21:00 15 3/07 16:48:00 15 4h 27m 4h 51m 9.28 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 20:33:00 15 3/08 05:48:00 15 9h 15m 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/08 10:20:00 15 3/08 16:33:00 15 6h 13m 4h 32m 10.59 48
Nikolai 3/09 01:16:00 15 3/09 07:02:00 15 5h 46m 8h 43m 10.67 93
McGrath 3/09 12:24:00 15 3/09 19:02:00 15 6h 38m 5h 22m 8.94 48
Takotna 3/09 21:16:00 15 3/10 21:30:00 15 24h 14m 2h 14m 10.30 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 23:43:00 15 3/11 00:03:00 15 0h 20m 2h 13m 17.14 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 12:28:00 15 3/11 21:20:00 14 8h 52m 12h 25m 7.25 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 06:45:00 14 3/12 14:51:00 12 8h 6m 9h 25m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 18:26:00 12 3/12 18:47:00 10 0h 21m 3h 35m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 21:37:00 10 3/12 23:45:00 10 2h 8m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 09:19:00 10 3/13 17:05:00 9 7h 46m 9h 34m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/14 04:05:00 9 3/14 14:01:00 7 9h 56m 11h 0m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 04:15:00 7 3/15 14:41:00 6 10h 26m 14h 14m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 21:45:00 6 3/16 11:39:00 6 13h 54m 7h 4m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 18:04:00 6 3/17 02:14:00 6 8h 10m 6h 25m 9.04 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/17 08:00:00 6 3/17 11:45:00 6 3h 45m 5h 46m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 18:34:00 6 3/18 05:28:00 5 10h 54m 6h 49m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 11:29:00 5 3/18 11:31:00 5 0h 2m 6h 1m 9.14 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 14:20:45 5 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22