"[Andrew] Skurka, "Outside" magazine's 2010 'Adventurer of the Year, ' packs his comprehensive guide with practical information about the best clothing, footwear, trekking poles, backpacks, sleeping bags, knives, shelter systems, and cooking gear that will help you plan your next trip."--"Scouting Magazine"
About the Author
Andrew Skurka is a sponsored long-distance backpacker, speaker, and writer. He has hiked 25,000 miles-plus 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.