Lina and mark
Our dealer, Up North Adventures is located in the capital city of Whitehorse and is one of the premier, canoe, kayak and SUP retailers and outfitters in the territory.They are also passionate about paddling and Werner Paddles.Lina and her husband, Andrew Dye had paddle the route back in 2011.Lina on her SUP board and Andrew in a kayak in 5 days.Lina had paddle from Whitehorse to Dawson City, 444 miles in 60 hrs, 22 minutes!The winning time by a Men’s C2 was 46 hours, 15 minutes.
She kept commenting on how “stupid the idea of paddling from WH to Dawson was” but each time with this intoxicated grin.
Another incredible opportunity we had was to support Werner Team, Stand Up Paddler, Lina Augaitis in the iconic, Yukon River Quest race.
The race follows the same route we paddled from Whitehorse to Dawson City but within a significantly shorter time period, the winner typically completes the 444 miles in around 48 hours.
This was our longest trip in duration and distance and was our most remote.
We have got the bug for the North, its people and its rivers and we are excited for the next trip, paddling down the Teslin River from Johnson’s Crossing to Carmacks.