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, or a letter from a doctor, employer, or school administrator) may be requested to verify your health status.

If we postpone or cancel your trip, 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:

  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Inyo National Forest (awaiting official letter)
  • Monongahela National Forest
  • Rio Grand National Forest (awaiting official letter)
  • Stanislaus National Forest (awaiting official letter)
  • Yosemite National Park

As of June 7, applications for commercial use have been submitted to:

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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 law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (a) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (b) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (c) email: [email protected].

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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.