Tim Thiessen from LEADVILLE, COLORADO.

Tim’s passion for dog sledding began in 2003 when he was hired to work at a local dog yard. His desire to train his own team grew while working for another musher, and when given the opportunity to rescue several Alaskan Huskies, Tim’s dreams soon turned in to a reality. Training is usually on National Forest roads that surround his off-grid property at 11,000′ elevation in central Colorado which gives his team the advantage of high altitude training with constantly varying conditions. “This event is a culmination of many years of training, and I look forward to participating in this esteemed stage race.