Iditarod Insider 2.0 offers a glimpse into the lives of Iditarod sled dogs and the people who engage with them every day of their lives.
They are lives full of energy, activity, and wellness. We visit with those that spend their summers on the glaciers, to others that spend their days near their wilds of Denali, and all stops in between. Insider 2.0 sets out to take you inside their lives, far from the trail and a look at a life of joy, camaraderie, and a level commitment that has few rivals.
Iditarod Champ Pete Kaiser proved that you can live off the road system in Alaska and still win the race! We traveled to Bethel to catch up with the humble Kaiser and met his team on their turf.
Not many have finished more Iditarod’s than Dr. Robert Bundtzen. We caught up to him near his home in Anchorage to see whats in store for 2020.
What an opportunity! Tim Pappas has finished the Iditarod before but for 2020 Martin Buser has given him the keys to the “A” team. The 4-time Champion has taught many finishers the ropes of being a good dog driver and he thinks Tim is ready for this challenge.
Travis Beals is one of the young stars of the Iditarod. What a summer he’s had! We catch up with him on a glacier outside of the town of Seward, Alaska and we go sky high to find out how he and his team spends the summer.
Pete Kaiser won his first Iditarod Title in 2019. We traveled to his home in Bethel and spent the afternoon doing one of his favorite things, catching fish!
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race has led the way over the last few decades in improving the lives of sled dogs. This is Part 4 of a series explaining why this event and lifestyle has been instrumental in the improvement of the lives of the dogs in these kennels.