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For Sale: new GoLite Shangri La 2 tent — a lightweight, versatile & winter-worthy shelter

By Andrew Skurka / July 10, 2013 /

For sale: GoLiteShangri La 2 Tents Condition: Brand new, with tags, never even been unrolled Cost: $135 each, CONUS shipping included Quantity: 2 available sold out (as of 7:30 MDT) Product specs Sleeps: 2 people, plus gear or dog (45 square feet of floor space) Color: Evergreen Includes: tarp, nest, and stakes (6) Weight: 24 oz…

These pictures of the Alaska Range are great, but it’d be even better in person

By Andrew Skurka / April 30, 2013 /

There is one spot available on each of the Alaska Adventure sessions I am running in June. This 7-day backpacking trip will include a packrafting component, as we will use them to ferry across big rivers and to float rivers that are moving in our desired direction of travel. The location is the Eastern Alaska…

Advice to “Strider,” aspiring NCT thru-hiker, overwhelmed and beaten down by the Spring melt

By Andrew Skurka / April 26, 2013 /

Earlier this week I received an email from Bruce Matthews, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association, asking a small favor to place an encouraging phone call to Luke Jordan (a.k.a. “Strider”), who is currently attempting a thru-hike of the NCT. Luke started his trip on March 27 at the NCT’s western terminus, Lake…

Thoughts on fatal Loveland Pass avalanche

By Andrew Skurka / April 22, 2013 /

On Saturday afternoon there was another fatal avalanche in Colorado near Loveland Pass. It is notable for being the deadliest slide in Colorado since 1962: five skiers and snowboarders died; a sixth was only partially buried and survived. This tragic event brings Colorado’s avalanche-related death toll this winter to 11, out of the 24 deaths…

Spring slideshow & clinic schedule: Southeast, Colorado, and Washington

By Andrew Skurka / April 15, 2013 /

While it is hard to imagine given the epic dumping of snow we’re currently getting in Boulder (yay, moisture!), backpacking season is upon us, as is Andrew’s epic Spring schedule. Most of the following information is on the website, and we’ve been giving occasional shout-outs on Facebook for upcoming events, but Andrew’s upcoming speaking schedule…

Seeking female backpacker for product testing

By Andrew Skurka / March 8, 2013 /

A company with which I work (not necessarily publicly) is looking for a female backpacking product tester. She must be an expert backpacker and have lots of experience with many different brands of clothing and equipment. She needs not be model-esque or well-known — just a real person who passionately cares about gear. Submit your…

Put a ring on it

By Andrew Skurka / February 18, 2013 /

I’ll get straight to the big news from last week: Amanda and I got engaged. The impromptu proposal happened in Estes Park, Colorado, on the front steps of The Stanley Hotel. During the day, these steps offer an excellent view of Longs Peak, the sole 14er in Rocky Mountain National Park. But our moment was…

On the road again– with only two dates left

By Andrew Skurka / February 5, 2013 /

It’s that time of the year again, and Andrew’s spring speaking tour is filling up nearly as rapidly as the guided trips. However, he still has two open nights: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Thursday, March 21, 2013 The venues must be in the Mid-Atlantic, specifically between New York City and Washington, DC, give or take 1-2…

Guided trip registration opens on Monday! Don’t wait until Tuesday, really.

By Andrew Skurka / February 3, 2013 /

UPDATE, FEBRUARY 3, 12PM MST Registration will still open to the public tomorrow, Monday, February 4, at 10AM MST. I’m still expecting that the number of registrations for the 7-day High Sierra and Alaska trips will exceed the number of remaining spots available. Below is an update on remaining spots. Every 7-day trip is now 50% full,…

New hire! Starting a different sort of adventure.

By Andrew Skurka / January 28, 2013 /

From Andrew: I’m excited to announce that Amanda joined me as a business partner as of this morning. Some of you probably know of Amanda already, maybe from this Facebook post or this blog interview. For about a year we have contemplated this possibility, and recently we decided to finally go for it. The growth of…