Hear adventurer Skurka's stories and wisdom this Spring


Mark your calendar! Uber-endurance adventurer and McNett athlete Andrew Skurka is on a 43-event nationwide speaking and book tour. Skurka has been named "Adventurer of the Year" by both Outside and National Geographic Adventure, and "Person of the Year" by Backpacker. His new how-to book, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, has been getting rave reviews.

In his slideshow, "Circling Alaska & Yukon," he will recount his epic 4,700-mile 6-month hiking, skiing and packrafting journey with stunning imagery, entertaining videos, and captivating stories. In his informative clinic, "Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills," he will explain what you need on your back and between your ears to make hiking fun, instead of an arduous chore between camps, without sacrificing your comfort or safety.

Andrew Skurka is an accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. The 30-year-old is most well known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips, notably the 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,775-mile 11-month Sea-to-Sea Route. In total, he has backpacked, skied, and packrafted 30,000+ miles through many of the world’s most prized backcountry and wilderness areas—the equivalent of traveling 1.2 times around Earth’s equator! He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools & Tips to Hit the Trail .

Originally Published: Mar 20, 2012