Setting off into the
unknown - sledging in a white-out. Low cloud and a
plain white landscape without any bare rock or other features
gives "white out" conditions, sometimes likened to "travelling
inside a ping-pong ball".
In such circumstances, the dog
driver is relying on the lead dog to spot and react to any problems
or dangers on behalf of the whole team and himself. The lead
dog has to be an intelligent animal in such circumstances.
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