Yukon River
EXTRA,  FEATURES,  November 2023,  Readers' Swims

Leszek Naziemiec’s Yukon Odyssey

After conquering the 1,000km Vistula River in his native Poland, adventure swimmer Leszek Naziemiec turned his attention to the far north and Alaska. By Jack Bright

The Yukon River, flowing 3,190km from its source in Canada to its Bering Sea outfall in Alaska, is more often associated with gold prospectors than open water swimmers, but both may search for something special that only untamed nature can provide, so inevitably a swimmer had to take on the mighty Yukon.

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