“Considering the amount of knowledge and experience that Andrew is able to relate to each participant, [Andrew’s] trips are simply a bargain.” – Wes T, Colorado Springs, CO

“$1375 is a lot of money. The trip was worth every penny to me.” — Jeff C, Valparaiso, IN

Per person trip prices

West Virginia

  • Fundamentals (3 days): $675

California & Colorado

  • Fundamentals (3 days): $675
  • Adventure (5 days): $1375
  • Adventure (7 days): $1875


  • Expedition (8 days): $2,745 + $1,250 flight surcharge = $3,995


  • If you are an alumni, subtract 10 percent.
  • If you are a first-time client and are part of a group of 2+, subtract 10 percent.
  • If you are a first-time client who is joining an alumni, subtract 10 percent.

These discounts are not applicable to trips in Alaska.


Tipping your guides is customary. We recommend 5 to 15 percent total of the trip’s cost for a job well done. The gratuity is split equitably by the guides who are in the field simultaneously (with the exception of Andrew Skurka, as the business owner).

Cash or check is preferred, and should be given directly to the lead guide (or assistant guide, if Andrew is your lead guide).


  • $25 Application Fee
  • World-class backpacking guides and instruction
  • Group gear, e.g. first aid supplies, repair kit, emergency communication device, etc.
  • Backcountry permit and/or backcountry campsite reservations
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Product discounts from partner brands
  • Free download of Yosemite High Route Guide or Pfiffner Traverse Guide ($25 value)
  • Demo gear, including shelters, sleeping bags, and backpacks

Not included

  • Transportation
  • Park entry fees
  • Daytime food/snacks
  • Personal gear and supplies