In 1993 we had been given a wedding gift where we could choose to travel anywhere in the world. We decided to do something different and as we had always wanted to experience a "white Christmas" we chose to visit the USA where Roger first spent two weeks at the University of Washington, Seattle and from there it was a hop-skip-and-jump to Alaska and a week of dog-sledding in the wilds. We fell in love with the breed and on our return to South Africa we were accompanied by a red and white Siberian. While in Alaska we stayed at Tokosha Mountain Lodge in Denali National Park not far from the craggy Tokosha Mountains. It just seemed appropriate that we name our new pet after the mountains that are in the McKingley Range - also known as Denali. As we were keen mountaineers at the time we decided to combine the two words "Denali" and "belay" which is a term used by rock climbers and our prefix was born.
It was Christmas 2010 when alpacas came into our lives with two pet males. The herd grew with the purchase of a junior herdshire, then three gorgeous girls who have now produced two cria each. We are members of the the Siberian Husky Club of America and the South African Alpaca Breeders Society and Life members of the Siberian Husky Club of Gauteng.
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