Mark Gillett

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The Yukon Quest

This year I have been lucky enough to work with this great race…. I travelled to the Yukon to cover another event in 2009 and 2011 and both times saw glimpses of the Quest. I was sucked in back then and now photographing it and producing video is just beautiful.

Our first video is above and tells the story of the start from the view point the view point of Brent Sass, a young musher from Fairbanks Alaska. He is an engaging yet focussed athlete who has allowed us into his world with our cameras. He and his team of dogs will journey 1000 miles to Whitehorse, Yukon in the most inhospitable terrain of the Arctic.

I will write an article over the next two days on Brent.. We have an interview with him in Dawson City so I will upload as soon as that is done.

This race gives a new meaning to high performance and the mushers incredibly tough people. Gluing finger cracks with Super Glue, sleeping out in -40, tackling mountains, ice flows, overflows with water everywhere. The mushers and their teams of Huskies are phenomenal.

Watch the above video and post around as much as you can if you like it… The race needs support from everywhere not just Alaska and the Yukon.

Written by markgillett

February 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Posted in Travel

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  1. Amazing work covering an amazing event! I hope you will be covering the Iditarod next month as well.
    I posted the youtube link on to give it more exposure.
    Keep the good pics and video coming!


    February 9, 2012 at 1:38 am

  2. This was an amazing video! I’ve been following Sass since the beginning and wish him well. What a fabulous perspective of the Quest. Perhaps someday I’ll see it in person!


    February 9, 2012 at 2:36 am

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