Andrew Skurka guides us through his 4,700-mile, six-month trek around Alaska and the Yukon.
Andrew is an accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. The 33-year-old is most well known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips.
November 2007, Great Western Loop, 6,875 miles including 5 long-distance hiking trails, 12 National Parks, and over 75 wilderness areas.
July 2005 Sea-to-Sea Route, a transcontinental network of long-distance hiking trails from Quebec to Washington, which took him 11 months and which involved 1,400 miles of snowshoeing.
Skurka’s “shorter” hikes include the 1,700-mile California section of the Pacific Crest Trail (in 45 days), the 486-mile Colorado Trail (twice), the 2,170-mile Appalachian Trail (in 95 days), a 385-mile trek through northern Minnesota in January, and many week and weekend-long trips in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. In 2010 he hiked a 4,679 mile route around Alaska, which took him 176 days.
The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide Distills 30,000 miles of trekking experience over the past decade is as focused, practical, and essential as his twenty pound pack – there’s nothing in it you don’t need.