Alaskan Kristy Berington races down the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, during the restart of the 2017 Iditarod. The restart was moved to Fairbanks after race officials determined that there wasn’t enough snow in the mountains.

American musher Christine Roalofs leaves the Yukon Quest start shoot with her team on Feb. 3, 2018. Roalofs was the fourth musher out.

UAF students Rachael Teter and Jasmine Jemewouk play chess outside while the temperature hovers near -20F.

Sled dogs rest during their final hour before the start of the 2018 Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Yukon Quest is a yearly race between Fairbanks and White Horse, Canada, and is often called the world’s toughest sled dog race.

Students ice skate on a cold, snowy night outside of the Student Recreation Center.

An Outdoor Adventures class practices their techniques at a waterfall in Denali National Park on Feb. 17, 2018.

Students were greeted with temperatures around -40F on the first day of spring semester 2017. The frigid temperatures went on to last for several weeks.

Nanook swimmer Katherine Stark pulls herself out of the Patty pool during an after practice photo shoot on Saturday, April 1st. Stark is a Journalism student with a minor in Psychology.

Alaska Nanook swimmer Erika Kakazu swims in the Patty Pool during an underwater team portrait session.

A student climbs during an ice climbing wall competition on Friday, February 24, 2017 outside of the UAF SRC.

Nanook hockey senior Zach Frye looks down at the puck after being tripped by a University of Alaska Anchorage player during the Gov Cup in the Carlson Arena on Feb. 23.

Luke Rogers blows on a fire during Fairbanks’ annual Forest Fair Lumberjack Competition. For this event, competitors were asked to build a fire and boil a can of water as quickly as possible.

Skiiers Seiji Takeji (left) and Jacob Walsh (right) compete in the first Nanook cross country race of the year, an event that was open to anyone living in Fairbanks.

Students run into each other while playing mud volleyball during Spring Fest 2015. Spring Fest is an annual UAF tradition where students are given the day off of school to celebrate the coming summer and prepare for finals.

Natilly Hovda sits on her phone during the intermission of ‘5 Women with the Same Dress’, a play that she stars in.

Chancellor Daniel M. White (right) walks with Fire Chief Douglas R. Schrage (left) to light fires during starvation gulch 2017. Starvation Gulch marks the beginning of the school year at UAF, and consists of students building giant structures that are burned down later in the day. The flames mark the passing of knowledge.

Swiss citizen Yannic Bartolozzi photographs a rocket launching into the aurora from Poker Flat Research Range on the night of February 21, 2017. Bartolozzi spent the last of his money to fly to Fairbanks for this launch, he intends to photograph it with a medium format camera and sell the images to fund more travels.

The northern lights dance over the top of UAF’s main campus on Nov. 20, 2017.