For the 2014 season I am offering four types of backpacking courses and trips:
Level 1 | Intensity: Low
Invest in your backpacking future by avoiding years of “learning the hard way.” Learn about and apply the gear, supplies and skills that make hiking fun, not work.
Level 2 | Intensity: Moderate
Master basic and intermediate skills while exploring majestic canyons and enchanted mesas with a relaxed and well balanced group.
Level 3 | Intensity: High-Very High
Travel deep and far on an ambitious route through world-class backcountry with an intimate group for 7 days. Perfect advanced skills like off-trail navigation.
Level 3 | Intensity: Moderate
Extend your backpacking know-how beyond 3-seasons by learning about and applying the unique gear, supplies, and skills required by winter conditions.
“It was a learning experience from the time I registered to when I got back in my car at the trailhead.”
– Jeff Howell, St. Louis, MO
“It’s like learning from the Yoda of backpacking.”
– Alan York, Winston-Salem, NC
“Andrew is meticulous with his planning and coaching, and it begins months before the trip. He genuinely wants his students to learn the skills and teaches with passion and sincerity.
– Wendy Tseng, Minneapolis, MN”
“Andrew Skurka is the quintessential 21st century outdoorsman, with outdoor skills and athleticism honed to a fine art.”
– Patrick Starich, Calgary, Alberta
“My hike with Andrew and the group was an incredibly rewarding, once in a lifetime opportunity. I would highly recommend one of his guided trips.”
– Drew Anthony, Starksville, MS
“Do not hesitate. Andrew’s Fundamentals Course is more than a great investment; it’s a great experience!”
– Aubrey Bogard, Fort Worth, TX
“The positives for me were 5 star course content, backpacking confidence building, EXTREMELY well planned, great food, and an awesome adventure. There were no negatives. You do a wonderful job of sharing your love and knowledge of this.”
– Lori Alexander, Rockland, ME
“Andrew is an excellent teacher, patient, yet expects his students to take it seriously as well. I enjoyed the fact that he didn’t treat the women in the group any differently.”
– Jane Burns, Santa Rosa Beach, FL