Admin, Policies, & Fine Print

Andrew Skurka Adventures LLC is a Colorado-based company.


If you cancel for any non-Covid reason:

Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to trip’s starting date receive a full refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 30-59 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 50% refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 15-29 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 25% refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 14 days prior to trip’s starting date, or after the trip has begun, will not receive a refund.

Refunds will be issued promptly via physical or electronic check.

If you cancel because of Covid:

For the 2021 season, Covid is a known variable and should be accounted for when applying for and paying for a trip. If you cancel because of general Covid concerns (e.g. current cases in your community, availability of vaccines, risk to your household as a result of your participation), it will be treated the same as a non-Covid reason, described above.

We will treat cancellations differently if you:

  1. Contract Covid, or
  2. Are exposed.

In these cases, we do NOT want you to join the trip “because I already paid for it,” perhaps putting your entire group at risk. We will work with you to find another trip in 2021, or we will hold your payments as a credit in 2022.

Our exact protocols will be conditional, and be in accordance with current CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine. Documentation (e.g. Covid test, letter from a doctor or an employer) may be requested to verify your health status.

If we postpone or cancel, you can:

A. Transfer to another trip during the current season, subject to availability and appropriateness. Cost differences will be balanced out with either an additional payment (by you) or a refund (from me).

B. Receive a voucher for the following season. If the trip is postponed or cancelled less than 60 days prior to the trip’s starting date, the voucher amount will be equal to your payments; if more than 60 days, it will be equal to your deposit, and payments in excess of your deposit will be refunded fully.

C. Receive a refund, equal to 25 percent of your deposit plus 100 percent of your payments in excess of the deposit. The non-refunded share of your deposit will cover expenses already incurred on your behalf while planning and preparing for your trip.

Travel insurance

Every year, clients must cancel due to personal injury or illness, unexpected scheduling conflicts, the health or death of loved ones, job changes, and other reasons. Cancellations are a lose-lose-lose situation: for you, for me, and for the group (which will miss out on your wonderfulness).

I strongly encourage that you purchase travel insurance, especially if you have joined one of the longer trips and/or if you must fly to the trip location. Individual policies can be purchased directly from TravelGuard and from other travel insurance companies.

Commercial permitting

For the 2021 season, Andrew Skurka Adventures LLC has permits to operate commercially in:

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Monongahela National Forest

As of December 6, it still must apply for commercial permits in:

  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Rio Grand National Forest
  • Rocky Mountain National Park (maybe)
  • Yosemite National Park

Medical Certifications

All guides must be currently certified in (at a minimum):

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
  • CPR
  • Leave No Trace Awareness

Required Forms

Before participating in any guided trip, clients must complete two forms:

  • Participant Agreement
  • Health History


Andrew Skurka Adventures LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. For more information and to file a complaint, go here.

Privacy Policy

Andrew Skurka Adventures LLC will not sell or share your information for commercial purposes.

In the event of an injury, medical information you have provided will be shared with the appropriate medical personnel who are providing care.