Dog mushers race through grueling conditions in Euro sled competition

Since making its debut in 2005, the La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc dog sledding competition annually tests the best mushers in the world through grueling conditions and sub-zero temperatures.

With their Alaskan and Siberian huskies, competitors travel 620 miles through the Alps in France and Switzerland in 10 stages while climbing thousands of feet.

The 11-day international sledding race is known as one of the hardest in the world because of the harsh terrain of the mountains it travels. This year the race runs from Jan. 9 - Jan. 20.

A Veteran Finds Healing on a Dog Sled
A Veteran Finds Healing on a Dog Sled

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