Andrew Skurka Interview

Andrew Skurka has been on some pretty epic adventures–many lasting thousands of miles of hiking and adventure racing–and has bagged National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year title in the process.

Andrew and his wife Amanda after the race.
Andrew and his wife Amanda after the race.

 

Surely, a measly hundred miler in Colorado is no match for this experienced mountain guide, right?  After his second hundred miler, I spoke with Andrew about what he learned while racing Run Rabbit Run, what’ll he’ll do differently next time, and how we can all use these lessons in our next race of any distance.

Andrew in Aug '15 on the Wind River High Route, which is one of two big backpacking trips he did this summer. It's 95 miles, two-thirds off-trail, with 30k vertical feet of gain, at elevations usually 10-12k. Whew!
Andrew in Aug ’15 on the Wind River High Route, which is one of two big backpacking trips he did this summer. It’s 95 miles, two-thirds off-trail, with 30k vertical feet of gain, at elevations usually 10-12k. Whew!

Episode Notes

This is the type of analysis Andrew did for the TNF field last year.

Check out Andrew’s website...there’s tons of analysis, gear recommendations, and training tips for backpacking, fastpacking, and ultras.

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