Ergo News


Published By

Jen Southan



Richard Charles heads to the Yukon Arctic


Richard Charles, Ergo's resident extreme sportsperson, is departing our shores this weekend to volunteer at the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon, branded 'the world's toughest ultra-marathon'.


Richard has signed up to be a volunteer, with an eye to completing the race himself on foot (300 miles), in 2017. Temperatures in the Yukon at this time of year range from -8 degrees to -40 degrees, a temperature so cold that if not managed competitors face risks of hypothermia and frostbite. Richard has purchased a raft of specialty gear, which includes 'mesh' polypropylene undergarments, and a down jacket which is around 2 inches thick when fully lofted.


The race begins in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, which has been declared as the city with the cleanest air in the world. Richard will meet with fellow volunteers on Monday and the race begins on Tuesday the 2nd February. There are two other New Zealanders who are competing in the event.


Further updates will be made when Richard returns to NZ, in mid-February.


Further information on the event can be found here.

More Articles from this category

Was this article useful?
Get our updates direct to your inbox


Sign up here

Our Clients

Get in touch

+64 (0) 9 365 9700

+64 (0) 9 365 9701

Level 1, 106 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, NZ

Stay Updated

Sign up to recieve our newsletter Please write your email

Follow us

Follows us on linkedin