Onthesnow.com reports, that 'the most difficult dog and sled race in the world" is currently being run in the Alps. La Grande Odyssey crosses the Alps in 11 stages and covers more than 620 miles. The mushers are the best in the world, from 11 different countries.
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A musher and his dogs compete on a track near the Mont-Cenis Path during the ninth stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race on Jan. 17, 2012. The race crosses the Alps in France covering 621 mile over 11 days. This picture was taken with a long exposure and a fisheye lens.