01690 720214

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!

Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

Find out what's going on at the National Mountain Sports Centre between any date range on this handy new search page

Latest News


Environment Symposium For Mountain LeadersThe 2017 Plas y Brenin Environment Symposium for Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors wil....


New Autumn Fast Track Instructor Scheme Option AddedWe've added another option to our Fast Track Instructor Scheme. Until now, the course has always run....


Fast Track Instructor Scheme<br/>Open DaysJoin us for a free information day on May 1st and find out how the Fast Track Instructor Scheme can ....


New Mountain Bike Courses LaunchedCheck out our new range of mountain bike courses designed to help you improve your skills fast.....


Equipment HireOur equipment stores is packed with carefully chosen, well maintained technical gear. Provided we ....

What's On In Our bar?

Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here

Adventure Sport
Summer Camps (Age 12-17)

Summmer Camps For Young People Aged 12-17Young climbers, mountaineers, paddlers and mtb riders aged 12-17. Develop your outdoor skills with our top coaches on one of our residential summer camps.

Enhanced Learning Credits

Enhanced Learning CreditsThe Enhanced Learning Credit Administration Service offers funding for armed forces personnel. Plas y Brenin is able to accept ELCAS funding for a few specific non residential courses.

Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

Find out what the weather's doing in North Wales over the next five days.

Review your holiday or course here

Review Your Course
Help us by reviewing your holiday or course here

Adventure Map

Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.