Chris Townsend

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Gear Reviewer, Photographer, WriterBackpacking/Trekking, Skiing/Ski-touring/Ski-mountaineering, Walking, Wild-camping/Bivvying

Scottish Highlands, Western North America, Norway and Sweden

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Chris
Townsend
01479 873275
Auchnarrow
Grantown-on-Spey
Moray
PH26 3PL
UK
Gear Reviewer, Photographer, Writer
Backpacking/Trekking, Skiing/Ski-touring/Ski-mountaineering, Walking, Wild-camping/Bivvying

Scottish Highlands, Western North America, Norway and Sweden

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

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 Backpacker's 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)