Andrew Skurka, a renowned “ultra-hiker,” outdoor guide and author, will give a talk at Susquehanna University on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Seibert Hall’s Isaacs Auditorium. Skurka is known for pushing the limits of the body and mind while engaging in unassisted, thousand-mile trips through some of the wildest places remaining in North America. The 30-year-old is most well-known for solo backpacking trips, notably the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop and the 7,725-mile Sea-to-Sea Route. In total, he has backpacked, skied and pack-rafted more than 30,000 miles. Skurka has been named “Adventurer of the Year” by both Outside and National Geographic Adventure magazines, and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker magazine.
Skurka will present a slide show and talk about his extraordinary experiences at this event, which is free and open to the public.