• Short Summary

    The petrol-driven snowmobile-a kind of motorised snow sled-was heralded as a great breakthrough in communications for those living in Arctic conditions when it was introduced three decades ago.

  • Description

    The petrol-driven snowmobile-a kind of motorised snow sled-was heralded as a great breakthrough in communications for those living in Arctic conditions when it was introduced three decades ago.

    The snowmobile quickly took over from the traditional dog teams of the Eskimos living in the snow-bound areas of Canada's Northwest Territories.

    But the same Eskimos have since discovered that their old, friendly and loyal dog teams are far more reliable than their snarling, temperamental and costly modern counterparts.

    So, near Yellowknife-just below the Arctic Circle in Canada's frozen North-teams of huskies are back. They give no trouble in starting, never run out of expensive petrol and will travel happily for up to 60 miles (96 kilometres) a day for months on end.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEYQO8PNQBAX8XUVQLBJRUHSO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYQO8PNQBAX8XUVQLBJRUHSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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