Tag archives for Andrew Skurka

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: 5 Tips For Hiking With Vicious Swarms of Mosquitos

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America's wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here.The section between Dawson City, YT, and Fort McPherson, NT, will be memorable for several…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: The Finish Line is in Sight–Just 1,700 Miles to Go…

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America's wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here.Posted July 3, 2010, from Dawson, Yukon Territory There's a point in every trip when…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: On Finishing 450 Miles on the Yukon River

Posted July 3, from Dawson, Yukon Territory Earlier tonight I pulled into the historic gold rush town of Dawson, which marks the end of my 450-mile float on the Yukon River (starting in Whitehorse) and the beginning of my final leg through the wilds of northern Yukon and northern Alaska back to Kotzebue. I had…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Party in Haines – Help Plan Andrew’s Halfway-Point Celebration!

By Monday, Andrew Skurka will arrive in Haines, Alaska, marking the midpoint in his epic, 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition. This means he has traveled roughly 2,350 miles—all by his own power via skis, on foot, and by packraft. Though he's trekked some 25,000 miles over his 29 years, Andrew readily admits that this has been his…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Packrafting 101

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America’s wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here. Posted from Cordova, Alaska Two weeks ago I shipped my skis home and picked…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Packrafting Adventures with Roman Dial (Video)

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America’s wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here.Posted on May 28 from Cordova, Alaska Yesterday I reached the Gulf of Alaska (Pacific…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Humbled by the Alaskan Spring

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America's wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here. The Alaskan wilderness has brought me to tears twice on this trip, both times…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Spring Conditions Terminology

Follow adventurer Andrew Skurka as he skis, hikes, and rafts 4,720 miles through eight national parks, two major mountain ranges, and some of North America's wildest rivers in Alaska and the Yukon from March to October. Read his blog updates here. In talking recently with my parents and friends I gather that not everyone is…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: It’s On, Mother Nature. Bring It.

Posted from Delta Junction, Alaska In an earlier post, "Becoming a Lean, Mean Adventuring Machine," I identified a "go big or go home" moment as part of the hardening process. I finally had that moment, a few weeks ago in the western Alaska Range (as predicted), and I'll share it now. The western Alaska Range…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Andrew Answers Your Questions on Avalanches, GPS, Socks, Motivation

  Thanks for submitting your questions last week. We sent them off to Andrew when he was in Delta Junction, Alaska. As to be expected, he came through with great answers. He also told us that he's happy to answer more, so feel free to submit new questions at the end of this post. What's…