Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod
Discovery Channel

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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Dave D'Angelo
David D'Angelo keeping warm at -25 F at the
Eagle Island checkpoint.

For the 2nd year in a row, David D'Angelo was back in Alaska to shoot the 2009 Iditarod from start to finish using a snow machine as a mobile shooting platform. This year's race was as dramatic as ever with blowing winds plummeting temperatures to -40 F. The footage was used for the web-based Iditarod Insider, the official documentary of the '09 race, as well as for three, one-hour shows produced by Blink Productions for Versus.

In spring 2008 Serac Adventure Films’ David D'Angelo shot the entire Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, covering all 1049 miles, by snow machine. It was David’s first time to Alaska and first time riding a snow machine. Footage from the 2008 race will be used in the following: Spring 2008 Versus – Three 1 hr shows covering the 2008 race, Summer 2008 Official 2008 Iditarod DVD, Fall 2008 Discovery Channel multi-part series on the 2008 race, and Iditarod Insider videos at

Serac Adventure Films worked on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with:

Iditarod Trail Committee Blink Productions

Footage of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race supplied by the
Iditarod Trail Committee to:

Discovery Channel Versus

David in the chute at the ceremonial start in Anchorage.

Shooting in Ruby, AK as teams prepare to leave the checkpoint bound for the mighty Yukon River.

Former Olympic skier, expert snow machiner, and second camera, Sacha Gros, on the Yukon. Sacha is a cool, calm, and collected guide that was able to get both of us the entire 1049 miles of the Iditarod Trail without any injuries and zero
machine break-downs.

The ‘rig.’ We attached a Pelican 1650 case to the back of the snow machine to house the camera and used a short piece of PVC pipe to transport the tripod. I was able to stop along the trail and have
the camera out and ready to shoot in less
than 2 minutes.

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