There are two winter survival courses available in the Yukon. Both courses take place immediately before the race. This offers you the opportunity to do both a course and the race on one trip. Other advantages of doing a survival course in the Yukon are:
- you give yourself some time for acclimatisation
- for the outdoor parts of the course you are on the same or same type of trails you will be on during the MYAU
- the courses are organised by people with substantial race and Yukon specific winter survival skills
If time and budget allow for it you can of course also do a survival course one winter and then come back to do the MYAU the next winter.
Both courses aim at teaching you the skills to become confident and proficient at working in cold temperatures allowing you to maximise your potential in the MYAU or similar events and expeditions.