Dog sledding competition takes off in Orlické mountains
The annual dog sledding race Šediváčkův long has begun in Orlické mountains in the northeast of the country. Around one hundred mushers with some 700 dogs set out on a 245-kilometer long track that they will have to complete in snow and freezing temperatures by Saturday. In the highest parts of the Orlické mountains there was around 60 centimeters of snow, temperatures during the day are somewhere around -10 degrees Celsius. Participants are travelling on different vessels, including cross-country skis and bikes, and with a different number of dogs.