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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.
CityGrantown-on-Spey
CountryScotland
My Website URLhttp://www.christownsendoutdoors.co.uk

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Re: NEX 5
Dirk, you can see photos taken with the NEX 5 on my blog: http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 09, 6:44am

CloudKilt by TrailLite Designs
A hi-tech version of Colin's Kilt! This was made from a trash bag and described in the third edition of Colin Fletcher's The Complete Walker back in 1984. He designed it to wear over shorts...

In GEAR » CloudKilt by TrailLite Designs
December 08, 5:31pm

Re: NEX 5
Miguel, more reasons to like digital! You mention different angles. One thing I like about the NEX 5 is the tiltable screen, which makes using different angles much easier than with a fixed screen ...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 08, 5:23pm

Re: NEX 5
Hi Miguel, that viewfinder was launched with the NEX 5. However it's an optical viewfinder that works with the 16mm lens only. I'd like an electronic viewfinder that will work with the 18-5...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 08, 11:30am

Re: NEX 5
Dirk, I didn't have any problems adjusting to the lens/body size of the NEX 5. From the pictures I'd seen the lens appeared to overwhelm the body. However when I actually handled a real cam...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 08, 6:27am

Paramo type clothing
And Finisterre http://www.finisterreuk.com/ Both Finisterre and Furtech make closer fitting more shaped garments than Paramo. Furtech use a thicker lining, making them a little warmer.

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 07, 1:51pm

Some thoughts on winter layering - ski touring
Oliver, your last line sums up why I wear Paramo. I've used it for ski touring for nearly 20 years now, during which time I've also tested plenty of hardshells and softshells. None approach...

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 07, 10:19am

Some thoughts on winter layering - ski touring
Oliver, when ski touring in Scotland I wear a merino base layer and a Paramo jacket. If it's extremely cold I add a midweight base layer between the two. I was out two days ago in temperatures ...

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 07, 7:31am

Advice from 1974
Kevin, glad to hear my book was of use! I don't use cotton anymore and haven't for years except when something cotton comes in for test. The last item was a Ventile cotton smock with a P...

In GEAR » Advice from 1974
December 06, 5:59pm

Advice from 1974
Mike, Hamish had a "long-sleeved Damart vest which doubled as a pullover" (Damart was a wicking synthetic), "plus a good shirt with sleeves long enough to cover hands in place of glo...

In GEAR » Advice from 1974
December 06, 4:31pm

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