Andrew Skurka

A graduate of Duke University, ANDREW SKURKA is a sponsored long-distance backpacker, paid speaker, and writer. He has hiked 25,000-plus miles since 2002, most recently on a 4,700-mile loop around Alaska and the Yukon. Named "Adventurer of the Year" by "National Geographic Adventure" (describing him as "a Gen Y version of Thoreau") and "Person of the Year" by "Backpacker Magazine," he was also featured in "Outside "and" Men's Journal." Skurka has appeared in numerous newspapers and television...See more

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