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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

National Geographic to Feature Andy Skurka's Alaska-Yukon Adventure

Andy Skurka in Danali
Denali Park (photo from Andy Skurka)

received in Andy Skurka's newsletter

Andy Skurka is the first person, and still the only person, to hike the Sea-to-Sea route which includes the North Country Trail. Since that adventure, in 2004-5, he's gone on to become a professional hiker. But many people along the NCT met Andy, and still follow his exploits. He writes:

"The big news from 2010 is that I completed my third mega trip: the Alaska-Yukon Expedition, a 4,700-mile 6-month journey via skis, foot, and packraft. Highlights included a traverse of Denali National Park and a 24-day 657-mile stretch across northern Yukon and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) during The expedition was supported by National Geographic, and National Geographic Magazine is running a 16-page story about it in the March 2011 issue. Pre-order a signed copy today. All pre-order customers will be entered in a raffle for a GoLite backpack.

"I think my mom is going to sleep much better in 2011, with no big trips planned. But there'll be different challenges: writing two books, giving presentations and clinics, and guiding trips in the West and Alaska -- plus, trying to find inspiration for another biggie in 2012 or 2013."


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