WHO? LEWIS MOODY MBE, ALAN CHAMBERS MBE FRGS, PHIL WALL (HOPEHIV FOUNDER)
WHAT? 300 MILES
WHEN? 3RD TO 11TH FEBRUARY 2013
WHERE? NEXT TO THE YUKON RIVER IN NORTHERN CANADA
HOW? ON FOOT
The Yukon Arctic Ultra is billed as the toughest Ultra Marathon in the world during which temperatures can drop to -50 degrees plus wind chill. On average 75 contestants join the Yukon Arctic Ultra race every year from Europe, China, the US, Canada and Australia. Only half finish the race.
Lewis, Alan and Phil will trek 300 miles in 8 days, dragging all their equipment, food and bedding with them. They will face a whole host of challenges including: staying hydrated, maintaining the correct body temperature, and keeping their water supplies from freezing.
Visit the Yukon Arctic Ultra Website to find out more.
Watch the Yukon Arctic Ultra race video here.
Images: Mark Gillett