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—grew up in northern California and spent his formative mountaineering years in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. At age five, he carried his own backpack into the Yosemite backcountry. In the ensuing 50 years he’s climbed and adventured in North and South America, Europe and around the world. Somewhere in there he was part of the initial ultralight backpacking movement and co-founded Backpacking Light
. He is a co-author of “Lightweight Backpacking and Camping: A Field Guide to Wilderness Equipment…
,” as well as numerous reviews, and technical articles. A jack of all trades, Alan is a writer, photographer, outdoor guide, nationally competitive masters triathlete, and a national champion masters kayaker who also went to 2008 olympic trials in kayaking.
Alan’s adventuring focus in the last 15 years has been his passions of mountaineering and canyoneering,
but also pack-rafting in Alaska, Nordic skiing, and expedition kayaking. In the last few years Alan and his climbing/adventuring partner Don Wilson have setup and documented/published two new mountain high routes; The Southern Sierra High Route SoSHR
, (an extension of the SHR to Mt Whitney and beyond), and the The Wind River High Route, WRHR
. They intend to continue to explore, document and publish new mountaineering and canyoneering routes.