Students navigate a rapid while whitewater canoeing in the Yukon.
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Yukon Mountaineering and Whitewater Canoeing


35 days


17+ yrs



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Explore the Yukon’s mountains, glaciers, and rivers

Dive into the adventure of a lifetime in the vast wilderness of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Enjoy the long daylight hours of a northern summer as you learn to travel on ice, rock, and snow. Summit unnamed peaks and explore high altitude glaciers. Paddle whitewater rapids on remote, free-flowing rivers. Keep your eyes out for wildlife ranging from black bears and moose to Dall sheep, mountain goats, and marmots.

Start with the basics of backcountry living, like cooking on a campstove and navigating off trail, and work your way up to learning more specialized skills. Both in the mountains and on the river, practice managing risk in a dynamic wilderness environment. While mountaineering, travel across glaciers and snowfields with a rope team and complete technical peak ascents. Then, head to the river to develop your whitewater skills. Learn paddling techniques and portaging methods, along with river rescue strategies and hydrology.

As you expand your technical skill set, you’ll also grow your leadership skills. Practice effective communication as you work with your team to navigate a challenging rapid. Refine your problem-solving skills while leading a rope team across a glacier. Return home with the confidence to lead in your community, in the outdoors, and beyond.

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