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Apply for a 2023 guided trip starting December 13

Meet the guide team

We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking

Get lost out there!

New 11-day trips in Utah, Alaska, California, and Washington

Need-based scholarships

For 2023 guided trips. Apply starting on December 13.

Guided Trips

With the help of an all-star guide team, I offer education-focused and adventurous trips in the West, Alaska, Appalachians, and Pacific Northwest. We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking. Since 2011 we have run 228 trips with nearly 1,800 clients.

For Beginners

New to backpacking, or getting back into it after a long hiatus. There is a "right" way to backpack: have the gear, supplies, and skills that are appropriate for your objective and your conditions. What do I mean by that? Follow my road map to save time and money.

Andrew Skurka

I'm an outdoor athlete, writer, and guide. In my twenties I hiked 30,000+ miles from sea to sea, around the West, and in Alaska. Since then I started a backpacking guide company; wrote a definitive how-to book, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide; and ran a 2:27 marathon.

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Hayduke Trail Hiking Resources Bundle

$25.00

Mt. Lyell, the highest peak in Yosemite. Russell Pass, a hard Class 2 over the Cathedral Range, is the low spot on the far-right ridge, to the right of the small tower.

Yosemite High Route Guide

$25.00

No, this is not Alaska, it’s still Wyoming. Klondike Peak, the Sourdough Glacier, and Iceberg Lake.

Wind River Range High Route Guide

$25.00

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Pfiffner Traverse

The view north from Tablelands. The  South Fork of the Kings River runs right to left through the center of the photo, out of view deep in a canyon. On the skyline can be seen the Palisades (right side) and Black Divide (left side).

Kings Canyon High Basin Route

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Hayduke Trail & Grand Canyon Traverse