Your Brain Is Gear: 21 Questions With Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka is something of a god in the world of ultralight backpacking and long-distance solo treks. He visited GearJunkie to answer some of our most burning questions.

Andrew Skurka made a name for himself by hiking huge miles over difficult terrain. His incredible long-distance hikes such as the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop, 7,778-mile Sea-to-Sea Route, and circumnavigation of Alaska earned him national recognition. For example, National Geographic named him its 2007 Adventurer of the Year.

Today, Skurka makes his living by running his own guide company. We appreciated the opportunity to learn a little more about what makes this renowned adventurer tick. And for his most underrated piece of gear? You’ll have to watch to find out.

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Sean McCoy
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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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