A group of Chinese tourists mushed the Iditarod Trail this month, aided by a large entourage of trail staff and a bevy of specialized gear. Most of them had never seen snow before.
China’s icebreaking research vessel Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, is set to leave its Shanghai base next week to embark on a sixth summer expedition to the North Pole.
In Friday’s news: Iditarod 41 starts tomorrow morning in downtown Anchorage; Starting order for 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race decided; Senator Lisa Murkowski requested full…
In Monday’s news: a Saturday fire at Dredge 6 just west of Nome appears to have been intentionally set; Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty appeals to EPA for cleanup at Red Devil Mine; 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit begins in Girdwood; Nome Nanooks cross country teams kick off their season with two wins in fall invitational.