Marcel Starinsky

I grew up in the northern Slovakia mountains, hiking and being outside in nature. In 1994 I got my first dog, a German Shepard who was my hiking friend, but to travel farther I needed more dogs!

This gave my father the idea to get a few Siberian huskies and this was my start to dog sledding, I started doing sprint races and eventually had a small kennel on my own. Day by day, years by years running dogs become more of a passion then a hobby, and one day an offer to guide in Norway came along and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. 2013 found me traveling to Lapland, in northern Norway and guiding sled dog tours across the Finnmark plateau. After 4 years in Lapland I kept travelling north to Svalbard in May 2017 to find some chillier wind!

At Greendog I am also partly responsible for the race team and have placed 1st and 2nd at the local races, it was sweet feeling to cross a finish line once again. I have dreams of one day crossing under the burled arch in Nome Alaska, after finishing the Iditarod, so please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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