Long-Distance Hiker Shares Adventures, Knowledge

Long distance hiker Andrew Skurka is back in Alaska sharing his adventures and knowledge.  Skurka skied, hiked and paddled a 4,700 miles loop around Alaska and the Yukon territory in six months last year.  “The National Geographic Adventurer of the Year” is now travelling the country talking about his unprecedented trek.  Skurka says the Alaska Yukon trip was different from his previous mega hikes in the Lower 48.

Skurka has a book coming out on lightweight backpacking, and guides backcountry trips, including in Alaska. He says he hasn’t settled on what his next long adventure will be.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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