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Written by LeAura Luciano

In the world of long-distance hiking, Will “Akuna” Robinson has made history as a thru-hiker. His journey into the outdoors started with an attempt to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2016. He fell hard for hiking, nature and the community that surrounds the trails, and thought of this journey as a way to help with PTSD from his military service. He enjoyed long-distance hiking so much that he went right back out and completed the PCT in 2017 and the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2018.

In 2019 Akuna Robinson completed the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), becoming the first Black man to complete the triple crown of hiking. In 2022, he was awarded the George Mallory Award for a lifetime achievement for adventure.

Here, we asked Robinson to share his extraordinary journey, the obstacles he has faced and his unyielding passion for the outdoors.

Find the full article here.


October 3, 2023

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