by Business Development Intern, Backpacking Light Magazine |
Andrew Skurka worked at Backpacking Light Magazine (http://www.backpackinglight.com/) in Bozeman, MT during the Fall of 2005, and is now a part of Backpacking Light's Ambassador's Corps, a group of adventure athletes educating the outdoor community about ultralight backpacking techniques. He's now embarked on a 120-stop Sea-2-Sea slide show tour throughout the U.S.
Skurka recently completed a 7,800-mile 11-month transcontinental hike on the Sea-to-Sea Route in July 2005, the first person to traverse the entire distance in a single push. The 24 year-old graduate from Duke University has also hiked the 478-mile Colorado Trail (15.5 days in June 2004) and 2,168-mile Appalachian Trail (93 days in 2003), which he started with a 50-lb pack. "I have come a long way," he remarked. Skurka's efforts on the C2C were noted by Backpacker Magazine, which named him their 2005 "Person of the Year."
"Andrew Skurka," by Business Development Intern, Backpacking Light Magazine. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).