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Date Thursday  4/20/2017
Group State CMC
Event Title Andrew Skurka Presents: Backpacking Gear, Supplies & Skills Clinic
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Jay Cordes
Member Price $10.00
Non-member Price $12.00
Available Participants 70
Type Public Events

Location

American Mountaineering Center - 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401



For more info Contact

Membership Services office@cmc.org or 303-279-3080



Details

What must backpackers have — both on their backs and between their ears — to ensure a safe, fun, and comfortable trip? In this instructional clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker, guide, and author Andrew Skurka will discuss critical gear, supplies and skills. By the end, you will be better able to:




  • Predict environmental & route conditions, so that you can be properly prepared for your trip;

  • Select an appropriate shelter, sleeping bag and pad, stove, and other clothing and equipment;

  • Plan a food menu for a solo or group trip; and,

  • Develop core backcountry skills, like navigation, foot care, and campsite selection.



Questions from and discussions with audience members are encouraged, and are in fact critical to maximizing the value of this clinic.



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.




Notes

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Presentation begins at 7pm.  
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

 




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.