TRAPPERS TRAIL 10thedition - 2009-2018

The world's northernmost sled dog race

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2018: Due to poor conditions at Kapp Laila the race will have an alternative route, overnight stay being at Semmelbu. Please have a look at Trappers Trail facebook site for more information:

 

Big dog team, Small team and ski/pulk (70km) :

Day 1 - UNIS - Todalen - Bødalen - Semmelbu,

Day 2 - Semmelbu - Fardalen - Passet - Huset

 

Open Class (ca. 80km):

Day 1 - UNIS - Todalen - Gangdalen - Reindalen - Semmelbu

Day 2 - Semmelbu - Fardalen - Passet - Huset

 

NB! Big dog and Open class will be put together if too few participants.

 

 

Trappers Trail:

Trappers Trail is a two-stage sled dog race covering 70 km and 140 km (according to the racing category) with one overnight at Kapp Laila. It takes place mid-April on Svalbard since 2009. The race starts and ends in Longyearbyen after crossing several valleys and a glacier.

 

The toughest part of Trappers Trail is the long steep climb of Fardalen up to Longyearbyen Passet (640m) at the end of the race. Dogs and mushers are rather challenged during the climb.

 

Participants can team up and drive the same team (together or separately). All participants race on the same trail. However they can enter one of the following categories:

 

  • Ski & Pulk – 1 to 3 dogs, 70 km
  • Small dog team – 3 to 5 dogs, 70 km
  • Big dog team – 6 to 8 dogs, 70 km
  • Open class – 6 to 10 dogs, 140 km (NB! 80km in 2018)

 

 

 

All details about the race in the Rules & Policy

 

Stage 1

Stage 2

Distance

40 km

30 km

Start

Forskningsparken

Semmelbu

Checkpoint

Fritham (unmanned)

Passet - Longyearbreen

Finish

Semmelbu

Huset

Best time for

-

Climbing in Fardalen

 

Stage 1

Stage 2

Distance

70 km

70 km

Start

Forskningsparken

Semmelbu

Checkpoint

Reindalshytta (unmanned)

Passet - Longyearbreen

Finish

Semmelbu

Huset

Best time for

-

Climbing in Fardalen

GPS - not available for 2018 race

The trail can be upload to your GPS (only the 70 km - trail is available for the moment)

 

 

 

 

80 km - trail

70 km - trail

Trappers Trail

ORGANIZED BY

 

 

RACE COMMITTEE

Troels Ørsted Yttredal

Elise Strømseng

Tina Dahl

Peter Betlem

Hildegunn Brekke

 

Race Marshall

Peter Betlem

 

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