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The Advanced Backpacker: A Handbook of Year Round, Long-Distance Hiking
     

The Advanced Backpacker: A Handbook of Year Round, Long-Distance Hiking

by Chris Townsend
 
With thousands of all-weather miles to his credit, from North America, Europe, and Asia, Chris Townsend is the ultimate guide for backpackers of all levels. The Advanced Backpacker is an invaluable fusion of expert information and unlimited inspiration, featuring detailed discussions of everything from finding routes and choosing locations to planning, financing,

Overview

With thousands of all-weather miles to his credit, from North America, Europe, and Asia, Chris Townsend is the ultimate guide for backpackers of all levels. The Advanced Backpacker is an invaluable fusion of expert information and unlimited inspiration, featuring detailed discussions of everything from finding routes and choosing locations to planning, financing, equipping, and supplying oneself for the long haul.

Offering readers unprecedented insight into the extensive preparations required to develop the body and psyche of a long-distance hiker, Townsend addresses the specifics of hiking in all climates, from deserts and mountains to the arctic tundra and the tropics. The Advanced Backpacker offers top-level navigation techniques as well as specific safety and health precautions for extreme heat and cold.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071357562
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/22/2000
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Townsend is an internationally recognized hiking expert who has trekked the world over. His books include The Backpacker's Handbook, which won the prestigious Outdoor Writers' Guild Award for Excellence in the United Kingdom. His solo treks include a 1,600-mile hike over the entire Candian Rockies, a 1,000-mile walk across the Yukon, and a monumental 3,000-mile hike from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide Trail. He lives in Scotland.

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