A first-timer’s perspective on Alaskan adventure

By Krishna Dayanidhi / November 1, 2013 /

My name is Krishna Dayanidhi and I’ve gone on two trips with Skurka — one in the Yosemite high country and the most recent this past June in the Eastern Alaska Range. Both trips were out-of-this-world. Fantastic. If you haven’t signed up for any of his trips, drop what you are doing, including reading this…

Bugs, blisters, and bears: Video documentary of 7-day Alaska Adventure

By Andrew Skurka / July 29, 2013 /

Albert and Ashley stitched this video together with photos and videos from the second Alaska Adventure session, June 24-30. It’s a rough production, but it documents the trip well and gives a sense of what it was like. Enjoy.

Pre-Alaska water cooler conversation with a co-worker

By Andrew Skurka / July 25, 2013 /

Albert Kim, who joined me last month for a 7-day backpacking and packrafting trip in Alaska, put this video together using xtranormal. If you’ve ever tried to talk with a skeptical co-worker about your adventurous backpacking plans, you’ll especially enjoy this one!

Associated Press story about “hardcore hiking” in Yosemite’s remote backcountry

By Andrew Skurka / April 24, 2013 /

The Associated Press released a story earlier today about one of my guided trips from last year: “Hard-core hiking on Yosemite backcountry adventure.” It was written by John Pain, a member of the group who works for the AP, though not as a journalist; it wasn’t a press trip, though I suppose I should think about…

What does Doug think about my guided trips?

By Andrew Skurka / January 23, 2013 /

Last September Doug Laity of San Diego, CA, joined one of my 7-day High Sierra Adventure trips. He is returning for 2013, having already registered for both the 3-day Winter Backpacking trip in Colorado and the 7-day Alaska Adventure. (Nine other alumni have already registered for 2013 trips, too.) Below I have copied a recent…

Photo diary: Inaugural Ultimate Hiking Course in Yosemite National Park

By Andrew Skurka / May 23, 2012 /

The inaugural Ultimate Hiking Course was held last weekend in Yosemite National Park. If you missed this one, don’t worry: I’m offering this same course in five other locations this year: Pisgah National Forest (June 2-4) Shenandoah National Park (June 9-11) Rocky Mountain National Park (August 17-19) White Mountain National Forest (August 24-26) Porcupine Mountains…