• Adventure. Truth. Accountability. Onward.

We believe that #BlackLivesMatter. We believe in listening to and following the lead of Black people and POC, especially Black women and WOC. We believe that it is time to put an end to White Supremacy, which is a poison infecting society worldwide, but especially in the US. We believe that we can rise up and create a better world, but that it will not be easy. What is important is not always easy. Onward is not always easy. Consider standing up. Consider helping marginalized communities. Check out some ways to support protestors, communities of color, and more, here:

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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

Success

In the summer of the year 2000, I sat nervously in the passenger seat of Martin Buser’s dog truck. The boxes in the back were new, and my brother and Martin’s two sons... Read More

Mo and Oli Take a Walk

Over the last twelve days, I’ve been panic-building a sled. Why now? You may ask. Well, better now than never! The sled I’ve been driving for the past four years and literal thousands... Read More

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