Into the Wild 2019 with Jason Fox and Sean Johnson
AN EPIC EXPEDITION ACROSS THE WILDERNESS OF ALASKA AND THE YUKON TRAILS
This Saturday, Sean Johnson and Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox will set off a 2-man, unsupported expedition from Skagway, Alaska towards Lake Bennett with a 49 mile hike, followed by 1,980 mile kayak along the Yukon River to the Bering Sea – raising funds and awareness for the Special Boat Service Association, Rock 2 Recovery and RMA – The Royal Marines Charity.
Sean and Foxy will begin the expedition in Skagway, yomping up to the start of the Chilkroot Trail. They will follow the Chilkroot Trail's path ( along Dyer road) on the river up to the Dyer Ruins and Canyon City. The trail itself is thought of as in 3 sections, which are the Coastal Rainforest, High Alpine and Boreal Forest section.
The Yukon remains one of the world's wildest regions: with wildlife and climate to both inspire and threaten even the most prepared explorer. It is not a place to be taken lightly and demands respect.
The success, and safety, of an expedition, relies on preparation beforehand and an ever-vigilant eye to safety and progress throughout the expedition itself.
The Into The Wild 2019 expedition leaders bring together military training, expedition experience and friendship with the aim of completing an awesome expedition in recognition of colleagues and current service men and women who need their support.
“An opportunity to appreciate wilderness and reflect on the adversity faced by those who serve and those who have served as well as our forebears; while hopefully avoiding the bears! Thank you for your support”
Jason Fox is familiar face to many, from his time presenting as the face of Meet the drug lords “Inside the real narcos” and as an Instructor on the TV show SAS, Who Dares Wins, Jason is also no stranger to expeditions having been part of a record-setting five-man team that were the first ever to row from mainland Europe to South America.
He will be joined by Sean Johnson, who is no stranger to expeditions. Sean has previously paddled the entire lengths of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Rhine Rivers (Along with cycling across Canada east to west and adding to this a winter through-hike of the entire length of the Appalachian Trail.
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