Paulsen and his group of canine persisted snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose assaults, sleeplessness, and hallucinations within the relentless push to head on. Map and colour images.

Fueled via a zeal for working canine, Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod–the 1150-mile iciness sled-canine race among Anchorage and Nome– in unhealthy lack of understanding and with a fierce resolution. Winterdance is his account of this seventeen-day fight towards Nature’s worst parts and his personal frailty.