My participation in Yukon Arctic Ultra 2020 encouraged me to start blogging about my sport and other challanges. At the moment full content is about YAU, so try it! And start from here...
Some basic information about YAU
Yukon Arctic Ultra, or Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra as the full name says, is a winter ultra race which follows Yukon Quest trail - famous sled dog race.
The scene of YAU is Yukon - a territory in northwest Canada. It is huge area, bigger than Sweden, sparsely populated.
The event usually starts at the very end of January, in 2020 guys will start on 30th January.
YAU selfnames the world's coldest and toughest ultra. It may seem exagarated, but 3 important things should be considered:
Weather in Jukon in the middle of the winter means low, very low, or extremely low temperature. -20 degrees Celsius is a daily norm. But this event remembers the editions of -40, and even -50 degrees. There are no words to describe such conditio…
Yukon Arctic Ultra gets attention in press and blogs. Usually it comes from the participants and is sometimes triggered by outstanding accidents taking place there.
I put here some of my internet findings to let you go through and make yourself familiar with the race. And saying that I question it at the same time, because, and you will read about it, YAU is hardly a race, it is something people call the adventure, the dream, the...
Well, find for yourself.
Planning participation in Yukon Arctic Ultra calls for thoughtful thinking and consideration. I believe preparation for the event is highly rewarding: it makes the event longer :-), meaning that you live with that not only being in Canada, but months before while planningit makes your odds for finishing much higher, assuming that your planning is proper and really gives you advantage at the starting line
To make it easier for me I finally concluded that I should develop a strategy for this event, or even 3 strategies relevant for 3 parts of this challange. These are the parts to be considered: geartrainingracing
Winter exploring is always about gear. The humans are too vulnerable to survive in the severe condition and racing makes it only harder. So proper list of the equipment is mandatory.
My strategy for this issue is HAVE EVERYTHING WHAT IS NECESSARY, and skip SUPER STUFF
Nicely said, but what it means in particular?
Saying NECESSARY I mean not to compromise on my safe…