Retired Rifles Officer Jamie Edwards and Maj Tom Redon (1 RIFLES) are competing in The Yukon 1000 on the 22nd July 2018.
The Yukon 1000 is the world's longest canoe race; it is a totally self-supported 1000km paddle from Canada into the Alaskan backcountry, finishing in the Arctic Circle.
They will be attempting to complete this grueling race navigating their way through the total isolation of the Alaskan wilderness, relying only on each other. This is a race without safety blankets or back ups; there is no one else to follow.
Take a look at their planned route here to see how we are going to break it down: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/637252
Both Jamie and Tom are spontaneous adventure seekers who, following children, are going through a mini mid-life crisis, constantly looking for ways to show we still have 'it'; whatever 'it' is! This once in a life time opportunity will test them to the limit, pushing themselves a considerable distance outside their comfort zones and challenging them mentally and physically. Completing the race will not only give them a huge personal reward, but will help raise awareness and money for two great causes.
Build Africa believe in the power of education to help end poverty in rural Africa. They work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way.
Care for Casualties supports our Riflemen, our wounded, and the families of those who have been killed in action, providing them with the comfort and support they need now and in the future.
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