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Greg Wright holds a log while Justin Basaraba rapidly saw through it during SIAST’s second annual Woodland Winter Relay Challenge Students and staff made teams of 10 and recreated some of the necessary survival skills for life in the north. The events included a cross country ski race, carrying a weighted backpack, a freight haul where a 20 lb. sack of flour in a sleigh, a two-person two-by-four skiing, snowshoeing, log cutting, log throwing, a log cross and a fire starting event in which competitors have to bring water to a rolling boil using materials provided, including kindling, three matches, a bottle of water and a tin can.

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