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Andrew Skurka teaches compass navigation and map reading basics

Backpacking in the White Mountains with Andrew Skurka

If you want to learn how to backpack but want to pick up the skills required quickly without spending a few years doing it, taking a Backpacking Fundamentals Class with Andrew Skurka is the way to go. This is a hands-on course that Andrew teaches in multiple locations each year across the United States. I […]

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Autumn in the White Mountains

Andrew Skurka’s White Mountains Backpacking Fundamentals Trip, 2013

Last weekend, I participated in another fantastic three-day backpacking fundamentals trip with hiker extraordinaire Andrew Skurka and nine students. This year, we hiked in the remote and little used Stinson-Carr-Kineo region of the White Mountains which proved to be absolutely delightful in crisp, late autumn weather. Southeast of Mount Moosilauke, the terrain here is varied with […]

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Students work on Compass Navigation Problems in Class

AMC Map and Compass Instructional Weekend: September 27-29, 2013

If you really want to learn how to use a compass, you owe it yourself to attend Joe Comuzzi and Bob Knudsens’ annual Map and Compass Instruction Weekend in the White Mountains this month. Held from Friday, 9/27 – Sunday, 9/29, the class is held at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Harvard Cabin, close to Mount Washington, […]

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