Yukon 1000 Race
30 Jun 2011
Adam Harmer, paddlesport coach is heading out to the Yukon 1000, the longest canoe and kayak race in the world from Whitehorse to the Dalton Highway Bridge on the Yukon River through Alaska and Canada covering 1000 miles. Starting on the 18th July the race will take between 6-12 days to complete, Adam will be paddling for up to 18 hours a day in a tandem kayak with team mate Simon Coward.
This is one tough race! It is completely unsupported so teams have to carry all the equipment, food etc they need to complete the race. For much of the race Adam and Simon will be in the wilderness with the possibility of encountering grizzly and black bears almost inevitable. Bugs could be a major issue too with mosquito in the area so big they are described as 'Canada's national bird'.
Each team will be carrying a Spot device so we'll all be keeping an eye on how Adam and Simon are doing here at Plas y Brenin.
Everyone wishes them both a successful race - good luck boys!