July 20, 2009

BPL Wilderness Trekking Course

Backpacking Light has a tremendous wealth of information on ultralight hiking strategies. Unfortunately the site is subscription-only, so most of its content is firewalled, but BPL also runs wilderness courses, including this Aug 23-Sept 5 Wilderness Trekking Long Distance class, which runs 14 days and a whopping two grand per person.

For your investment you get to learn thru-hiking techniques directly from long-distance guru Andrew Skurka plus philosophy, tips and tricks from Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski. $2000 is a bit past the limits of our operating budget here at sierradescents, but you can be sneaky like me and download the course packet, which is chock full 'o great information, plus lots of gear tips.

Andy Lewicky

ANDY LEWICKY is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer who enjoys good books, jasmine tea, long walks in the rain, and climbing and skiing the big peaks of the California Sierra. email | follow



  1. Re; “… most of its content is firewalled…”

    Nitpick: “firewall” typically refers to the hardware (or sometimes software) used to prevent access to a local company/organizations internal network. When referring to content that’s walled off by a subscription policy, the more popular term nowadays is, “paywall“.

  2. Andy says:

    Way to pick those nits McGillicutty!! Keep ‘em coming! :)

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