Philip Werner Bio

Scotland in the Lairig Ghru

Scotland in the Lairig Ghru

The name of this site, Section Hiker, refers to the Appalachian Trail which I’ve been hiking section by section since 2007. To date, I’ve completed 840 miles of the trail and hope to complete all of the sections between Georgia and Maine someday. I’ve also hiked the 272 mile Long Trail in Vermont, climbed all of the 4000 footers in New Hampshire’s White Mountains (including once in winter), and completed two coast-to-coast backpacking trips across the Scottish highlands.

While I love backpacking, I am also a compulsive day hiker, peak bagger, and bushwhacker. I’m up for any kind of hiking and think it’s a great way to get outside, give yourself a break from your worldly troubles, and get some natural exercise.

Stewardship and Volunteer Activities

I’m a active 4 season hiking and backpacking leader for the Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club and help teach off-trail navigation in addition to their spring and winter hiking programs.  I am also a Long Trail Mentor for the Green Mountain Club in Vermont.

Summit of Mt Monroe in Winter

Summit of Mt Monroe in Winter, White Mountains

Outdoor Certifications and Training

I am a Leave No Trace Master Educator qualified to train individuals to become Leave No Trace Trainers. In addition, I guide Ultimate Adventure Courses for Andrew Skurka Adventures and hold current WFA, CPR/AED, and and Level 1 AIARE Certifications.

Contact Information

If you’d like contact me about reviewing a product, speaking opportunities, or just to ask a question, please use this contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

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