In his time he crossed the Appalachian Trail (3,609 kilometers) and the Mar-a-Mar route, a transcontinental crossing that covers 12,500 kilometers between Quebec and Washington.
The purpose: Raise awareness about global warming. Many of the areas it has covered during these seven months are noticing its effects negatively. The average temperature in the western United States has increased by 1.3 degrees. Glaciers are slowly retreating from famous peaks such as the Rainier or the Glacier peak itself. The tundra that looks like the feet of the Colorado as a carpet is decreasing and every day there are fewer Joshua trees in Joshua National Park.
The project has been sponsored by several companies dedicated to mountain equipment and this has allowed Andy to perform this incredible feat.
Today there will be a party at the Grandview Point in the Grand Canyon to welcome Andy. He plans to arrive at about 3 p.m. at the place. Who knows, if you are around, give a hug from me! What a phenomenon!
Official site, Andrew Skurka