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Alan T.


Portsmouth, VA

Member since:

October 13, 2012

Help us to understand the experience level of our members. This will enhance the safety and planning of events. Are you new to backpacking or do you consider yourself an experience backpacker? About how long have you been backpacking?

Do you currently have all the equipment you need for a backpacking trip? i.e. backpack, boots, sleeping bag, stove, tent, cooking stuff, clothing, etc. etc., etc.?

Really don't know, my pack load and gear list really depends on the weather, duration, location and type of trip.

When was the last time you went backpacking? Where did you go? How many nights were you on the trail?

Hiking to the top of the tallest mountains in South America and North America. Mt McKinley and Aconcagua. 7 summits would be great, but I think I'd have to hit the lottery first to be able to afford it. Also want to hike the entire Apps trail eventually, although probably in segments.

What is the longest backpacking trip you have been on (number of days/nights)? Where?


Do you know how to read a topographic map? Do you own and know how to use a compass? Do you own and know how to use a GPS?

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I'm Alan. I am 26 years old, from North Carolina, and love anything outdoors, to include backpacking. I have backpacked some of the Apps in Va, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, and backpacked from Africa all the way across Europe from Turkey to Ireland.

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