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Apa Sherpa holds the world record for Mt Everest ascents at 21 successful climbs.

Meet the Man Who’s Climbed Mt Everest 21 Times: Apa Sherpa

Join the AMC’s Boston Chapter as they present a unique slideshow & video hosted by Apa Sherpa himself – the only man in history to have reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 21 times, and one of the greatest mountaineers who has ever lived. Cost: Tickets, priced at $12 for AMC members/students and […]

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Packit Gourmet Sponsorship Application

How to Get Backpacking Gear Sponsorships

Backpacking and outdoor gear companies sponsor hikers and other athletes because it’s a very inexpensive form of advertising. The basic formula goes like this: they give you a piece of free gear or a steep discount on purchases you make through them, and you become a walking billboard for their brand, endorsing their product on […]

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10 Great Outdoor Adventure Books For Hikers

1. Following Atticus by Tom Ryan Tom Ryan’s inspiring tale of how he and his miniature schnauzer companion, the “Little Buddha” Atticus M. Finch, attempted to scale all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand foot White Mountains twice in the dead of winter. 2. A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz Part diary, part travelogue, A […]

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Appalachian Trail Sign

New Years Resolutions for 2015

I find it helpful to write down a set of New Year’s resolutions each year about the things I want to learn and accomplish during the next 12 months. Since my life and work revolve around hiking, backpacking, camping, and writing, I get to set goals that are both fun and which I think will be […]

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Titanium Sierra Cup

Titanium Backpacking Gear Gift Guide

You don’t need Titanium Backpacking Gear, but admit it! The stuff is irresistible and it makes a special present for yourself, a family member, or a special friend that’s trying to lighten up their gear list. Here is a selection of fine Titanium cookware, stoves, and gear to lighten up your holiday! Evernew Titanium Sierra […]

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Holiday Gifts for Hiker Spouses and Partners

If you’re a frequent hiker or backpacker and your spouse or partner isn’t, it’s important to recognize the loneliness and feelings of abandonment that they may experience when you’re off having an adventure. Here are some gifts that I’ve given my wife during the holidays, that I know make her happy and help her feel […]

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