S2:E10 – Not Through Hiking (feat. Andrew Skurka)

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Andrew is most well known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips, most 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 the process of covering mega distances over rugged terrain in relatively short periods of time, and also trying to somehow enjoy that experience, Skurka helped to define light-and-fast backcountry travel. His typical 3-season pack cumulatively weighed between 8 and 10 pounds, sans food and water; and he regularly logged 30+ miles per day.


FMore recently, Skurka has pioneered four new off-trail backpacking routes — the Yosemite High Route, Pfiffner Traverse, Kings Canyon High Basin Route, and Wind River High Route. And he has been running competitively again. His marathon personal-best is 2:28:24, and he has placed Top 3 at the Leadville 100, Run Rabbit Run 100, Bighorn 100, and Vulcano Ultra Trail 100K.

(From Andrew Skurka.com)


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