Campmor Welcomes Renowned Long-Distance Backpacker Andrew Skurka

Renowned long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka to visit Campmor's Paramus, NJ store to speak about “Circling the Yukon” and give an “Ultimate Hiking Gear and Skills” clinic.

Paramus, NJ, March 21, 2012 --( With more than 30,000 miles under his belt, Andrew Skurka is truly the Ultimate Hiker. He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, and has been named “Adventurer of the Year” by the National Geographic Society and Outside Magazine, and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker. Skurka will be sharing his considerable knowledge in two clinics at the Campmor store in Paramus, NJ this month:

Friday, March 30, 2012 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. “Circling the Yukon”
For six months, Andrew Skurka skied, hiked, and packrafted 4,700 miles, in a giant loop around Alaska and Canada’s Yukon. His route passed just beneath Mt. McKinley, descended famed rivers like the Copper and Yukon, and traversed the entire Brooks Range. During the most remote and committing stretch of the trip, across the Yukon Arctic and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he went 657 miles and 24 days without crossing a road or seeing another person – an immersion in Big Wilderness that he found profoundly humbling.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Ultimate Hiking Gear and Skills Clinic”
In this instructional clinic, Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking fun and much more than an arduous chore between campsites. 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.

Streaming via a Google+ Hangout will be available for both events. For more information you can check out “Andrew Skurka Visits Campmor” on their outdoor blog.

About Campmor
Established in 1978 and based in Mahwah, New Jersey, Campmor is a premier retailer of camping gear, clothing and outdoor equipment. Known for its wide selection of outdoor clothing, sleeping bags, tents and snow sports equipment, Campmor serves an expansive and loyal customer base via an interactive website, thriving mail-order catalog business and popular retail store in Paramus, New Jersey. More information on Campmor can be found at
Nick Scilingo