Shawn Forry, with Justin Lichter, became the first hikers in history to complete the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail during winter. They faced Arctic-like conditions in the High Sierra, extreme winds and overcame frostbite while traversing in snowshoes, skies and boots with crampons. Utilizing ultra-light techniques, they covered more than 20 miles per day and went over 1700 miles without seeing another person on trail. They completed the trek in 132 days, faster than many complete the PCT in summer. He’s hiked more than 20,000 miles through 26 states and 7 countries, and his legendary status among hikers has inspired others around the world. For over a decade, Forry has been the Program Director for Outward Bound California, where he has inspired confidence, leadership and developed character in youth. “The reality of attempting something for the first time necessitates a lot of flexibility, creative problem solving along with a bit of determination and stubbornness.”