Personal Information

Name

Chris Townsend

Address

Auchnarrow

Town

Grantown-on-Spey

County

Moray

Postcode

PH26 3PL

Telephone

01479 873275

Email Address

Chris@auchnarrow.demon.co.uk

Website(s)

http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com

Specialist Activities

outdoor writer, photographer, equipment reviewer

Specialist Areas

Scottish Highlands, Western North America, Norway and Sweden, hillwalking, camping, long distance backpacking, ski touring, wilderness photography

Professional Details

Short Biography

Chris Townsend is an outdoor writer and photographer and a passionate wilderness hiker. He is the author of fifteen books, including the award-winning BackpackerĂ­s Handbook, and Equipment Editor of TGO magazine.

Professional Activities

Equipment consultancy, trek leading Equipment Editor, TGO magazine. Features on the outdoors, especially hillwalking and backpacking, for magazines and newspapers. Illustrated talks.

Recent Publications

Guide to Walks in the Northwest Highlands (Aurum Press, 2007); The Backpacker’s Handbook third edition (Ragged Mountain Press, 2004); The Munros and Tops (Mainstream, 2003); Crossing Arizona (The Countryman Press, 2001)

Awards

OWG Award for Excellence for The Backpacker’s Handbook (1993), OWG Award for Excellence for Technical Writing (1996), OWG Award for Excellence for Photojournalism (1997), OWPG Award for Excellence for Outdoor Feature (2008)

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