Backcountry 101 - Ultralight Trekking

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  • Date
    Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
  • Time
    From 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Toronto
    400 King Street West
    Toronto, ON

Lighten your load with some principles of Ultralight Treking. In this clinic, we will discuss the pros and cons of lightweight backcountry travel, and examine some ideas and techniques to help achieve the ideal. Gear selection will be examined from the perspectives of technology and simplicity, and a lighter backpack will be balanced against preparedness and safety. Finally, we’ll discuss thruhiking, covering preparation, planning and goals.

Clinic Leader

Will Gilbert is an artist and adventurer based in Toronto. Over the last twenty years, he has lived on four continents, climbed throughout North America and Japan, and slept for up to six months of the year on the same uncomfortable yellow foam pad. He has been an employee at MEC for most of the last ten years.

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