Jason Fox joins Osprey and Kayaks the Yukon

Jason Fox has joined specialist outdoor pack brand Osprey as an official Brand Ambassador. Former Royal Marine Commando and SBS Special Forces Sergeant, Fox joins Osprey bringing a wealth of survival and expedition experience.

Following his recent TV work drilling participants in ‘SAS Who Dares Wins’ and ‘Meet The Drug Lords: Inside The Real Narcos’, Fox has since turned his attention to extreme exploration. Fox has just completed one of his toughest expeditions to date; a two man unsupported 2,029 mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness.

Beginning in the remote Alaskan area of Skagway, Fox and expedition partner Sean Johnson took on a 49-mile trek across the arduous, historical gold rush trail from Chilkoot and on to Lake Bennett. The pair then set off by kayak along the wildlands of the Yukon, a territory nearly four times the size of England with a population of only 35,000. An area rich in wildlife, the duo encountered brown bears, moose, beavers and golden eagles along their journey across unknown territory.

Jason Fox joins Osprey and Kayaks the Yukon

From here the Yukon River crosses the border into Alaska, meandering across the entire breadth of the untamed state for the final 1,265 miles of their journey.

Fox said: “This expedition was epic in every sense of the word. Sean and I embarked on it so we could experience what we consider to be one of the last wildernesses on the planet and we were not let down.

“The trip itself was long and arduous and required, from us both, physical and mental robustness. What it also required was reliable packs that kept equipment in working order. Osprey did us proud and then some. They took away what could of been a worry and allowed us to concentrate on taking in the amazing scenes we witnessed for 48 days.”

Gary Burnand, Head of Marketing, said: “We’re thrilled to have Jason join the Osprey team as an official Brand Ambassador. An inspiring and accomplished explorer and survivalist, we look forward to supporting him on his future expeditions.”

Fox and Johnson packed their equipment in the Osprey Xenith 105 to ensure optimum carry comfort, expedition ready features and complete preparation for the trail ahead.

Jason is also a co-founder of Rock 2 Recovery, which helps enrich the lives of distressed servicemen, veterans and their families, and is also an ambassador for Veterans 4 Wildlife for the prevention of wildlife crime.

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