The Huskies of Aviemore (20 pics)




In Aviemore, northern Scotland, huskies and sledders are now preparing for the 33 rd annual Aviemore Sled Dog Race, organized by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain. The race is run by over 1,000 sled dogs pulling 250 mushers around Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorm mountains. Gathered below are images of the race and participants from recent years.

A husky barks as it waits for practice with its sledder at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sle

A husky barks as it waits for practice with its sledder at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 19, 2016, in Feshiebridge, Scotland. Huskies and sledders prepared ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 33rd race taking place at Loch Morlich this weekend near Aviemore.

A husky puppy pulls on its leash during a training session at Feshiebridge, in Aviemore, Scotland, o

A husky puppy pulls on its leash during a training session at Feshiebridge, in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 23, 2015.

Competitors and teams prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich

Competitors and teams prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on January 21, 2010.

A dog waits to be harnessed during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on the shores of Loch Mo

A dog waits to be harnessed during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on the shores of Loch Morlich, on January 20, 2011.

Sledders and their huskies gather in a forest course during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally

Sledders and their huskies gather in a forest course during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 23, 2013, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

Marco Ezzi is towed on his sled by a husky puppy as preparations are made for the 29th annual Aviemo

Marco Ezzi is towed on his sled by a husky puppy as preparations are made for the 29th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 19, 2012.

Siberian huskies rest before a practice run in Glenmore Forest Park in Aviemore, Scotland, on Januar

Siberian huskies rest before a practice run in Glenmore Forest Park in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 19, 2006.

Emily Squire joins sledders and their huskies as they practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviem

Emily Squire joins sledders and their huskies as they practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 19, 2016.

A husky waits for practice ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 19, 2016.

A husky waits for practice ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 19, 2016.

Husky dogs wait for preparations to get underway for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally o

Husky dogs wait for preparations to get underway for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 20, 2011.

Competitors and teams prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 21, 2010.

Competitors and teams prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 21, 2010.

Fiona Fairley and her pup Tehocahon prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside

Fiona Fairley and her pup Tehocahon prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on January 21, 2010.

Huskies practice on January 20, 2015, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

Huskies practice on January 20, 2015, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

Pete Jones and his team prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 21, 201

Pete Jones and his team prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 21, 2010.

Huskies wait for sled practice on January 19, 2016, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

Huskies wait for sled practice on January 19, 2016, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

A husky dog waits for preparations to get underway for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally

A husky dog waits for preparations to get underway for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 20, 2011.

Jamaican Devon Anderson looks at one of his huskies in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 17, 2006. Devo

Jamaican Devon Anderson looks at one of his huskies in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 17, 2006. Devon was in Scotland to take part in the Aviemore Sled Dog Race. It was the first time in the event's 22-year history that a Jamaican took part.

Geof Holroyd from Preston Lancashire, England, takes his team of huskies on a practice run in Glenmo

Geof Holroyd from Preston Lancashire, England, takes his team of huskies on a practice run in Glenmore Forest Park in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 19, 2006.

A husky waits for sled practice at a forest course on January 19, 2016, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

A husky waits for sled practice at a forest course on January 19, 2016, in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

Lisa Curtin prepares for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on Januar

Lisa Curtin prepares for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on January 21, 2010.




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