I scared the $hit out of a grizzly bear, literally

Warning: This video contains profanity. Hope you can understand why.

Of all the stories that came from my Alaska-Yukon Expedition, scaring the shit out of a grizzly bear is certainly one of the most memorable. The accompanying video footage is also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser during my “Circling Alaska & Yukon” slideshows.

Speaking of, my Spring speaking and book tour kicked off on Monday at Google headquarters in Mountain View, followed by two great presentations at Sunrise Mountain Sports in Livermore. Tonight and tomorrow I’ll be at the Sports Basement in San Francisco, and over the next two months I’ll also be making stops in the South, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Northwest, and finally Colorado.

All of my events are mapped below. For more event details, go to: www.andrewskurka.com/slideshows-clinics/current-schedule. I assure you that the Alaska-Yukon slideshow contains many more great stories. And the “Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills” clinics are packed with valuable how-to information to help with your own future backpacking trips.

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Posted in on March 7, 2012


  1. Warrior Pilgrimage on April 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Hazards of walking alone. Glad it went in a funny twist.

  2. Eric Carlson on May 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Seriously glad you are alive and well to tell the story! You are one crazy dude!

  3. Vanessa on June 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I just saw your video grew up in Alaska…that is pretty close glad it turned into a humorous situation.

  4. […] never be able to disappear for 5 months and traipse around Alaska, and I’ll probably never be this awesome (profanity warning) in the face of a grizzly bear, I still hope to get out into the true wilderness for at least a […]

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