The Huskies of Aviemore

In Aviemore, northern Scotland, Huskies and sledders are now preparing for the 33rd annual Aviemore Sled Dog Race, organised 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. [20 photos total]

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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 33nd race taking place at Loch Morlich this weekend near Aviemore. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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A husky puppy pulls on its leash during a training session at Feshiebridge, in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 23, 2015. (Russell Cheyne / Reuters) #
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Competitors and teams prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on January 21, 2010. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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A dog waits to be harnessed during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on the shores of Loch Morlich, on January 20, 2011. (Russell Cheyne / Reuters) #
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Sledders and their huskies gather in a forest course during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 23, 2013 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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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. (Russell Cheyne / Reuters) #
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Siberian Huskies rest before a practice run in Glenmore Forest Park in Aviemore, Scotland, on January 19, 2006. (Reuters) #
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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. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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A husky waits for practice ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 19, 2016. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Husky dogs wait for preparations to get underway for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 20, 2011. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Competitors and teams prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 21, 2010. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Fiona Fairley and her pup Tehocahon prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on January 21, 2010. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Huskies practice on January 20, 2015 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Pete Jones and his team prepare for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 21, 2010. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Huskies wait for sled practice on January 19, 2016 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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A husky dog waits for preparations to get underway for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally on January 20, 2011. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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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. (Reuters) #
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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. (Reuters) #
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A husky waits for sled practice at a forest course on January 19, 2016 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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Lisa Curtin prepares for the 27th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich on January 21, 2010. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #

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