Virtual clinic: How to plan a backpacking trip

Next month I’m hosting a free virtual clinic in partnership with the Colorado Mountain Club. Originally we’d scheduled an in-person gear and skills clinic in Golden, which I do most years for them, but, well, you know what happened.

Key event details:

Event description

Join Colorado Mountain Club for a virtual clinic with Andrew Skurka, who has been recognized by both National Geographic and Outside as an “Adventurer of the Year” for his long-distance hikes.

Andrew Skurka is a master trip planner. This year alone he is organizing 29 trips for nearly 250 guided clients, and previously he has planned multi-month solo trips like his 6,875-mile Great Western Loop and 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.

To pull this off, he uses a comprehensive trip planning framework that is applicable to all locations, seasons, experience levels, group sizes, and backpacking styles. In this 90-minute online seminar, Skurka will share this process and highlight helpful tools and resources.

The 2020 season is likely to be short — learn to plan trips efficiently so that you can maximize every day of it!

A long time friend of the CMC, Andrew has made this clinic available to CMC members and our community for free, with suggested donations to the CMC during the tough times we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to canceled classes, events, and programs.

The clinic will be held on Zoom and will begin at 7pm MST and run 90 minutes with a Q&A for participants.

This event is part of the CMC’s new online learning content on the Colorado Mountain Club Online University page. Check out the full page of content and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

RSVP now to join this clinic.

Posted in on April 30, 2020

1 Comment

  1. European on May 2, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Any chance of recording the Meet so it can be watched afterwards? Unfortunately that’s the middle of the night in Europe…

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