One of thru-hiking’s most iconic and irreverent personalities, Tom ‘Jabba’ Gathman — aka The Real Hiking Viking — swung by the GearJunkie studio to sit in the hot seat. And we learned more than we ever could have imagined.
From his biggest trail pet peeve to the last movie that made him cry, The Real Hiking Viking won’t shy away from telling you how he feels. He’ll also put a healthy dent in your beer budget.
On a break between stops across America, Tom Gathman met with GearJunkie to preview some new gear and tackle our “most burning questions” (his words, not ours). To be sure, you won’t forget 21 questions with The Real Hiking Viking.