Thursday, February 12, 2009
Yukon Arctic Ultra
This day 4 years ago I was in a town called Whitehorse in the Yukon territory of Northern Canada to compete in the Yukon Arctic Ultra. The race followed in the wake of the Yukon Quest dog sleigh race which runs from Whitehorse to Dawson city along the Dawson trail. The two events were similar in format with ours being human rather than dog powered. During the race we had to cope with extreme temperatures and worst of all, sleep depravation. I can remember having very vivid hallucinations and at one point can recall seeing a camera man on the trail and he was in my sight until I was almost close enough to touch him.