Hated this in Soph. year of high school in 1975. Absolutely miserable 6 weeks (how did we drag it out that long, it isn't "War and Peace"?). Tried it again 35 years later and I've mellowed to intensively disliking it. Suicide by sled? Sounds like something that either qualifies for a Darwin Award or you'd see on Spike TV's "Thousand Ways to Die."