||Andrew Skurka Presents: Backpacking Gear, Supplies & Skills Clinic - TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
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American Mountaineering Center - 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
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A backpacking trip consists of two distinct activities: hiking and
camping. In this instructional clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker
Andrew Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to
make hiking more fun and less work, without compromising your safety or
your comfort in camp.
It begins with a discussion about how to define trip objectives and
how to assess the environmental and route conditions that are typically
encountered on a backpacking trip, like temperatures and precipitation.
Then, Skurka explains exactly what he would bring on a hypothetical
multi-day trip in a nearby and familiar location of the audience’s
choosing. He focuses not just on his footwear, shelter, food, and other
gear and supplies, but also on critical skills like foot care, campsite
selection, and food protection techniques.
Questions from and discussions with audience members are highly
encouraged, and are in fact critical to maximizing the value of this
Doors open at 6:30pm. Presentation begins at 7pm. All Proceeds Benefit the Youth Education Program.
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TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Skurka is one of the most accomplished backpackers in the world, most
well known for his 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the
6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,775-mile 11-month
Sea-to-Sea Route. He has been named “Adventurer of the Year” by the
National Geographic Society and by Outside, and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker. He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide.