• Adventure. Truth. Accountability. Onward.

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About Us

ATAO Kennel is the distance and mid-distance racing sled dog kennel of Will Troshynski in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our goal is to keep a small kennel of happy, heathy teammates who get to do what they love most of all: run. Along the way, we aim to compete in the premier Alaskan and Yukon sled dog races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

ATAO is also part of a bigger project to take an honest look at accomplishing your dreams while struggling with depression. ATAO Adventure is Will’s blog about mushing, boxing, and running to cope with mental illness.

ATAO Blog

Quest Detour

It’s been a wild year. In more ways than one. Here at ATAO it’s been a year of culminations- and we’re almost to the highest peak of all. Iditarod is around the corner... Read More

Copper Basin 2021 Race Recap

Somehow, Christmas passed, 2020 passed, and January was upon us. I did not feel ready, but in this training season, I had come to accept that I would never actually feel ready for... Read More

Here We Go

It’s a quarter to nine; the sun won’t be up for a while still. A couple hours? Maybe just one? Mushing sometimes means losing all sense of time– Especially up here, at this... Read More

Winter, Sam, and RACING!

It’s always a wild ride here at ATAO– now is far from the exception. If anything it’s the rule. Does that make sense? I think it does. I’ve been up late prepping for... Read More