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ANDREW SKURKA, AUTHOR AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC “ADVENTURER OF THE YEAR,” TO PRESENT AT <>

Ultra long-distance backpacker and author Andrew Skurka, is coming to <> to present at <>.

Skurka is best known for his 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, his 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and his 7,775-mile 11-month Sea-to-Sea Route. He has been named an “Adventurer of the Year” by the National Geographic Society and by Outside, and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker. He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail, which was released by National Geographic Books in February.

On <<Date, Time, Location>>, Skurka will give an adventure-themed slideshow, “Circling Alaska and Yukon: A 4,700-mile 6-month journey by foot, skis and packraft through Big Wilderness.” This entertaining and thoughtful presentation features stunning imagery, emotional videos and some of Skurka’s best stories.

On <<Date, Time, Location>>, Skurka will host an instructional clinic, “Backpacking Gear, Supplies, and Skills,” in which he will explain and demonstrate how to make backpacking fun, not work. He will focus not just on lightweight equipment, but on skills that keep a backpacker safe and comfortable with a minimum of possessions.

Each presentation lasts about 90 minutes, including an intermission, question and answer session, and schwag raffle. Skurka will be available before and after the presentations to sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

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