The weather, snow and ice dictate when the dog sledding season begins and when it ends.
This year the dog sledding season ended in June.
In all the time I have lived in Ittoqqortoormiit (Greenland) this is the first time no dog teams have been able to go out on July sea ice.
Which is all the more surprising since last summer was chilly and last winter was as cold as ever with ice conditions as good as they have been for years.
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