February 18, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Lars Monsen

Lars Monsen

Bib Number: 68
Hometown: Skiptvet, NORWAY
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Biography

Lars Monsen was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1963. He has been mushing since 1997 and has completed the Femundløpet 600 and the Finnmarksløpet 1000 many times. . He has been a full time adventurer since 1991 and has spent more than 4,500 nights in a sleeping bag, more than half in extreme winter conditions.

Lars Monsen has produced 12 national television series and written some 20 books. His trademark is “long expeditions.” He crossed Canada on foot, canoeing and dog sledding in 947 consecutive days. A similar Across Alaska Expedition lasted 10 months. He has bushwacked on foot across Kodiak and Admiralty, and through Katmai, and has canoed several Alaskan and Canadian rivers. He has led two 30 days expeditions with 11 disabled people through the Scandinavian wild, and been on many 30-60 days bushwacking expeditions north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia.

Lars is married to San Francisco-born singer Trine Rein (www.trinerein.com), and they live one hour drive from Oslo, Norway.

The 2018 Iditarod is Lars Monsen’s third. He has 27 grown dogs to pick his team of 16 starters from. At least half of the team has finished the Iditarod two times. In 2016 he ran the race to learn and finished 29th. In 2017 his goal was top 15, but he ended up finishing 26th after “sleeping” five hours on the Golovin Bay sea ice, during a storm, just 5 miles from White Mountain. His goal in 2018 is top 10. Anything is possible.

Sponsors

Komplettfritid.no outdoor gear, NORWAY
Lars Monsen Knives by Brusletto AS, NORWAY
Lars Monsen Wool Clothing by Aclima AS, NORWAY
Hundekjorerbutikken dogbooties, NORWAY
Troll harnesses, NORWAY

Lupine headlamps, NORWAY
Dr. Baddaky Fish Oil, NORWAY
Purina ProPlan kibble, NORWAY
Vom Frozen Meat, NORWAY
logistics by DogFocus AS, NORWAY


2016 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 12:25:00 16 3/05 12:25:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:12:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:14:00 16 3/06 20:17:00 16 0h 3m 4h 2m 10.41 42
Skwentna 3/07 05:07:00 16 3/07 05:15:00 16 0h 8m 8h 50m 3.40 30
Finger Lake 3/07 10:03:00 16 3/07 14:50:00 16 4h 47m 4h 48m 8.33 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 19:04:00 16 3/07 19:12:00 16 0h 8m 4h 14m 7.09 30
Rohn 3/08 05:28:00 16 3/08 05:49:00 16 0h 21m 10h 16m 3.41 35
Nikolai 3/08 19:47:00 16 3/08 19:57:00 16 0h 10m 13h 58m 5.37 75
McGrath 3/09 06:48:00 16 3/09 06:53:00 16 0h 5m 10h 51m 4.42 48
Takotna 3/09 09:17:00 16 3/10 09:56:00 16 24h 39m 2h 24m 7.50 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 12:26:00 16 3/10 12:29:00 16 0h 3m 2h 30m 9.20 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 02:30:00 16 3/11 02:41:00 16 0h 11m 14h 1m 5.21 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 18:09:00 16 3/12 02:15:00 16 8h 6m 15h 28m 4.53 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 08:29:00 16 3/12 08:45:00 15 0h 16m 6h 14m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 00:54:00 15 3/13 01:02:00 15 0h 8m 16h 9m 2.29 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 06:26:00 15 3/13 11:30:00 14 5h 4m 4h 24m 10.68 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 01:03:00 14 3/14 04:55:00 13 3h 52m 13h 33m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 10:54:00 13 3/14 14:20:00 13 3h 26m 5h 59m 6.69 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 22:00:00 13 3/15 06:07:00 12 8h 7m 7h 40m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 11:55:00 12 3/15 14:37:00 12 2h 42m 5h 48m 8.28 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:30:00 12 3/16 04:32:00 10 8h 2m 5h 53m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 10:25:00 10 3/16 10:27:00 10 0h 2m 5h 53m 9.35 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 12:52:01 10 2h 25m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 22