Branding Preliminary Sled-Dog Races on the Iditarod Trail.
- Exclusive Branding Development Contracting
- -15′F Manfrotto Alaskan Extreme Cold Weather P2 Camera Operation
- Carhartt Insulated Snow-pants
- In-Door / Out-Door Acclimatization
Presenter / Hand-Held Wireless Interviews
- 60P Overcrank
- Sunrise / Set Timelapse
- Trail Leap-Frog Snow-mobile Lite Camera Operation
On day one, I took off on a Snow-Machine and did a Leap-Frog Operation with the sled dog teams. I left Erin King and and my other camera operator back at the start/finish line to catch interviews while I did a rung&gun operation out on the trail. There were some 25 teams and the trail was a 40mile run with a loop out there in the middle. It was a calm, Still Day. Everything was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It had been cold for several days at that point and the Sky was blue, the trees were covered in large Icy Crystals.
Erin and I ran around on the second day getting post-run interviews with the dog sled teams and the race organizers. Several of our mushers are annual competitors in the international world-renound Iditarod Race and they start the year with this race as a first chance for the dogs and their teams to work against the other teams competitively.
Erin was a bit cold all day but she was a real sport. Though temperatures plummited the first day, the second day
it was a bit cloudy and she kept warm. I have a huge “marshmallow” down jacket that I wear when I need to stay really warm and honestly it was so warm that when I took my gloves off and operated without them, I kept quite warm.
- Down Jacket / Carhartt Imitation Wool Jacket
- Carhartt Snow-pants / Thermal Liners
- Wool Socks / White Bunny boots
- Face Mask
- Winter Ski Mask
- Aux Gloves / Inner Gloves
Note: In sustained long duration cold weather operation, keep your core warm and the limbs will take care of themselves. The core’s temperature can easily radiate out into your limbs. the blood in the core travels to the limbs every second. (in fact, moose have veins and arteries that wind together down their legs. Even in winter, they can stand in freezing water and the arteries warm the veins as they return to the heart. This keeps the core warm and allows the legs to sustain room temperature and waist energy.)