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What is…the “Yukon Quest!”
The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race… billed as the
“toughest race in the world,” is 1000 miles up and over
4 mountain ranges right in the middle of the depths of the sub-arctic
winter. Passing thru areas where temperatures last winter
bottomed out at minus 72 degrees F. Mushers and their 14 dog
teams will start the 2009 race in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory of
Canada and traverse their way to Fairbanks, Alaska carrying gear
and supplies to survive the elements independently on their own.
Rules do not permit any help or support along the entire 1000 miles,
except by another racer and during the mandatory 36-hour layover
Of course, the dogs are the real, elite marathon athletes of the
race. A crew of veterinarians follows the race and checks
every dog at checkpoints along the way. These dogs have the
highest level of refined aerobic capacity of any animal on earth.
They were bred and born for one specific reason, to run.
You will never see such excitement and enthusiasm, as you will with
a team of Quest dogs at a race start. It takes 6 or 8 handlers
AND a snowmobile tied off to the dog sled to move to the starting
line and hold the team in place for the start because the “Team”
is leaping, lunging and barking hysterically just because…they
want to run!
Many teams never make it to the finish line; so many variables along
the 1000 miles of trail take their toll in the final outcome.
The teams that do cross the finish line are the “best of the
best.” Our full team of 14 huskies crossed that line
in the 2002 race, a first in the history of the race. In the 2006
race our team finished 10th and received the Sportsmanship award.
In 2009 it was a 15th place finish.
The Yukon Quest runs through
a portion of the Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve which is a 2.2 million
acre wilderness area... http://www.nps.gov/yuch/historyculture/yukon-quest.htm
Matt Hall is the 2017 Yukon Quest Champion
Run your own sled dog team of
Alaskan Huskies through the
Alaska / Yukon Wilderness.
We specialize in extreme, hard-core wilderness travel
using highly trained Alaskan huskies. This area of Alaska is one
of the most remote locations left on earth. Because a true
wilderness experience becomes tainted with a large group or "party,"
we limit our tours to one or two clients plus your guide.
(Except on special request for a larger group, by you.) You
can customize your tour to your own personal physical abilities
and expectations which can include day trips and a simple overnight
in a tent camp or an original miner/trapline cabin dating back to
the early part of the century or you can experience a full-blown
expedition as long as you want, mushing into country inhabited only
by God's creations, including caribou and wolves.
CONTACT: For more information and/or
questions e-mail us at email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
Bush Alaska Expeditions, P O Box 161, Eagle, AK 99738. No
incoming phone calls due to the remote location but there is Internet
access via satellite. Phone calls can be arranged via computer and