35 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Rookie
Nationality:
German
Occupation(s):
Tour Operator
Kennel Name:
Voice of Nature / Wild Dalarna's
Kennel Name Origination:
We are the Voice of Nature because we breed the original pure bred sled dogs, the Greenland dogs and Alaskan Malamutes. We want to show them in the biggest sled dog race of the World, so that people don’t forget how the real original sled dogs look.
Breeds:
Greenland Dogs and Alaskan Malamutes
# of Dogs in Kennel:
60
Sponsors:
The Voice of Nature Team

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
25
How did you get started running dogs?

At the age of 10 I was training my first Alaskan Malamute with a handcart in a park in Hamburg-City Germany and I started my first race at the age of 13.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
DSLT and SPHK
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I want to show that it is possible to finish the Yukon Quest with a good team of pure bred Greenland Dogs and Alaskan Malamutes.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

They have Greenlandic names, Indian names and some fantasy names.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Share a quick story about one of your indispensable Handlers

I always say to my handlers: When I come into the checkpoint and talk to them, they are my brain, because my own head is just working out on the trail, when I'm in the wild nature. So my handlers are a big part of my brain.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
The happy faces of the volunteers, who see, for the first time, a big team of Greenland Dogs and Alaskan Malamutes and how happy they are when they hear their original wolf howling.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018 Polardistans 300km - 1st , 2017 Finnmarkslopet 1000km - 21st , 2016 Femundlopet 600km - 29th, 2012 Femundlopet 600km - 28th, 2010 Femundlopet 600km - 32nd, 2008 Finnmarkslopet 500km - 26th