Joe Henderson is a pioneer in dog sledding in the sense that he has perfected a method of travel that is unprecedented in modern times. Never in recorded history has anyone traveled solo for up to 5 months at a time without resupply or even so much as seeing another human being. It was only within the past 4 years that Joe even began to travel with an Iridium satellite phone. Prior to that, he had absolutely no contact with civilization for months on end.
Joe has trained various breeds of working dogs throughout his life. As he made his way north from Michigan where he grew up, he stumbled upon the Alaskan Malamute and used them to help him haul goods and supplies during his days in Canada and Alaska’s Arctic. Since then, he has established one of the most resilient, hard-core malamute dog sledding teams in modern times. He shares a special bond with his team.