Chris Townsend is an outdoor writer and photographer and a passionate wilderness hiker. He is the author of fifteen books, including the award-winning Backpackerís Handbook, and Equipment Editor of TGO magazine.
Equipment consultancy, trek leading Equipment Editor, TGO magazine. Features on the outdoors, especially hillwalking and backpacking, for magazines and newspapers. Illustrated talks.
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)
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)
outdoor writer, photographer, equipment reviewer
Scottish Highlands, Western North America, Norway and Sweden, hillwalking, camping, long distance backpacking, ski touring, wilderness photography