As always, the 2023 training course takes place immediately before the MYAU. It is organised by Jessie Gladish and friends.
A local course offers you the opportunity to do the survival training and race in one trip. Other advantages of participating in a 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 course one winter and then come back to do the MYAU the next winter.
The course aims 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.