Frida is almost ready for departure. The next four days she will compete against far more experienced mushers.
Frida has been in rehabilitation at Frankmotunet in Folldal for about six months. In that time she has learned the art of dog racing, called mushing. She is now participating in her first dog sledge race ever, called Femundløpet in Røros, Norway.
The dogs are anxious to get going.
Even though there is no light large parts of the trail, the moonlight helps the navigation.
With only a few hours rest in a small, crowded cabin, Frida has to continue her journey over the snowcovered mountains. The temperatures at chechpoint Orkelbogen can reach as low as - 40ºC. This day it was only about - 20ºC.
One of the dogs was to tired to continue and had to be removed. With only seven dogs left Frida now has a disadvantage but is determined to finish.
Audience at Orkelbogen trying to stay warm.
Frida having a smoke
Leftovers from the dog feed.
Frida and her dogs has now reached Tolga were they will have one more rest before they reach the final checkpoint in Røros.
Frida eating the famous "elghakk" a local dish made out of moose, potatoes and carrots.
Somebody has written "tired" at a car window.
Mikke having a rest by the car.
In the evening she has finally arrived at the finish line. Tired, but happy to complete the 40 miles. Her mom greets her at the finish line.
Frida is met by her mom at the finish line.
Frida celebrating with a burger and soda at the gas station.