Peggy Orenstein's Dogsledding Adventure

Peggy Orenstein’s unforgettable trip to the Arctic helped her find peace after a mastectomy

Images loading...

Peggy Orenstein, in front, rushes through the wintry landscape.

Michael Todd

Jesper is one of the magnificent dogs that fiercely pull sledders through the snow, then snuggle with them when the day is done.

Michael Todd

Multilayered for the road, Orenstein inhales the crackling cold air.

Michael Todd

The kitchen kota shelters sledders and the not-so-beastly beasts that pull them.

Michael Todd

A birch sled holds dog kibble.

Michael Todd

A sledder's-eye view of the endless tracts of snow and ice.

Michael Todd

The hut where the frozen travelers had warming soup.

Michael Todd

The inn that offers trekkers comfort before the five-day trip into the wild and a hot shower at the end before they head home.

Michael Todd

The northern lights (aka the aurora borealis) are a dazzling spectacle for visitors to the top of the world. What they see: a horizon suffused with a vivd, otherworldly green and an infinity of stars.

Michael Todd

Lunchtime sausages never tasted as good as these, roasted by sledders in the eerily beautiful snow-swept terrain.

Michael Todd

Seld dog Bambi contemplates the snow while Sylvi shows Peggy Orenstein some love (all the animals were surprisingly patient with their novice drivers). 

Michael Todd

Mushing through a forest of phantasmagorical shapes that were sculpted by Arctic moisture.

Michael Todd

The line of adventurers, who kept together for safety.

Michael Todd

A wonderfully-antlered reindeer—just what you'd expect so close to the North Pole.

Read the story here: Call of the Wild

Want MORE? Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.
 

Michael Todd
First published in the September 2013 issue

Share Your Thoughts!

Comments

Post new comment

Click to add a comment
Health
Relationships
Events
Member Voices
Clothes
Shoes & Accessories
Trends
Woman of Style and Substance
Swim & Lingerie
Forums