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Chris Townsend (Christownsend) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Cairngorms National Park
About Me outdoor writer and photographer, author of many books & articles on backpacking, hill walking and ski touring. Very keen on long distance walks and wilderness. Hikes: PCT (1982), CDT (1985), length of the Canadian Rockies, Yukon end to end, Arizona Trail, length of Norway and Sweden, round of the Munros and Tops, Land's End to John O'Groats and many shorter (under 800 miles) hikes.
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Lightweight camera gear
I don't think you need very heavy camera gear to get good publishable results. I've had thousands of photographs published over the years in books and magazines, all taken with lightweight ...

In Photography » Going light with a camera, why?
December 29, 7:18am

DWR, wind, stoves, tents & more
Interesting article. Days of rain are probably the hardest conditions backpackers have to deal with. Cold dry conditions are much easier to handle. The point about DWR is well-made. My regular h...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 27, 10:25am

I have a Ricoh GR1s film camera and it produces superb pictures. Like Ryan I have been testing a Ricoh GR-D (my review will appear in the UK magazine TGO) and am very impressed.

In Photography » Ultimate mountain camera: Ricoh GR1v
November 23, 3:32pm

Best Thru Hiking Book - Colin Fletcher
The Thousand-Mile Summer and The Man Who Walked Through Time, both by Colin Fletcher. The best backpacking books in my opinion. Journey Through Britain by John Hillaby was my original inspirati...

In GEAR » best thru hiking book?
November 23, 3:02pm

I was surprised to read the comments in the test report on Pacerpoles that they have limitations on moderate to extreme ascents and to a lesser extent on steep descents. I have used the PacerPoles ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pacerpole 2-Section Trekking Pole REVIEW
September 13, 5:49am

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