Backpacking in the winter months can be exhilarating, refreshing, and--with the help of this book--remarkably safe and comfortable too! All it takes is some good planning and learning some tricks to keep warm, dry and happy.
Ben Shillington is an experienced outdoor recreation instructor and guide who has led multiple mountaineering, mountain biking, whitewater and flat water canoe expeditions. In 2003, Ben was invited to be a mountain climber for the Discovery Channel's Mount Everest Expedition, where he spent two months climbing and filming the western crown of Mount Everest up to Base Camp II (21,325 feet; 6,500 meters). Ben has summited a 21,000-foot (6,400-meter) peak in the Himalayas, trekked independently to Everest's Base Camp, and guided on Mount Kilimanjaro.