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Grizzly Bears And Razor Clams:
Walking America's Pacific Northwest Trail

Sandstone Press, 2012.

RRP: £14.99

The Backpacker's Handbook Fourth Edition
McGraw-Hill, 2011.

RRP: £13.99

Scottish Mountain Guide
Cicerone Press.

RRP: £25.00

A Year In The Life Of The Cairngorms
Frances Lincoln, 2011.

RRP: £16.99

Isle of Skye, guide to 30 of the best walking routes
Collins, 2010.

RRP: £19.99

A pocket guide to walks in the Cairngorms
2009. Colin Baxter Photography Ltd.

RRP: £4.95

A pocket guide to walks on Ben Nevis and its nearby mountains
Colin Baxter Photography Ltd, 2009.

RRP: £3.95

A pocket guide to walks in Glencoe
Colin Baxter Photography Ltd, 2009.

RRP: £3.95

The Guide to Walks in North-West Highlands
National Trust for Scotland, 2007.

The Backpackers' Handbook
Third Edition, 2004, Ragged Mountain Press.

RRP: £13.99    Click here for selections from the book and reviews.

Encyclopedia of Outdoor & Wilderness Skills:
The Ultimate A-Z Guide for The Adventurous

(with Annie Aggens). 2003. Ragged Mountain Press.


The Munros and Tops: A Record-setting Walk in the Scottish Highlands
New edition 2003. Mainstream.

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Crossing Arizona:
A Solo Hike Through the Sky Islands and Deserts of the Arizona Trail.

2002. The Countryman Press.
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Backpacker's Pocket Guide.
2002. Ragged Mountain Press.

The Advanced Backpacker:
A Handbook for Year-round, Long-distance Hiking.

2001. Ragged Mountain Press.

Rambler's Guide Isle Of Skye.
2001. Collins.

Rambler's Guide Ben Nevis & Glen Coe.
2000. Collins.

The Backpacker's Handbook Second Edition.
1997. Ragged Mountain Press.

Classic Hill Walks:
Experience 30 Walks in Britain's Wildest Countryside.

1996. Ward Lock.

A Guide to Hillwalking.
1996. Crowood Press.

Wilderness Skiing and Winter Camping.
1994. Ragged Mountain Press.

Walking the Yukon: A Solo Trek through the Land of Beyond.
1993. Ragged Mountain Press.
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Long Distance Walks in the Pyrenees.
1991. Crowood Press.

Adventure Treks Western North America.
1990. Cicerone/Cloudcap.

Chris Townsend has contributed to the following titles:

The World's Great Adventure Treks.
edited by Jack Jackson. 2003. New Holland.

Classic Treks: The 30 Most Spectacular Hikes in the World.
Edited by Bill Birkett. 2000. Bulfinch.

The Ragged Mountain Portable Wilderness Anthology.
Edited by Jan Adkins. 1993. Ragged Mountain Press.

Classic Walks of the World.
Edited by Walt Unsworth. 1985. Oxford Illustrated Press.

The following out-of-print titles are available direct from Chris Townsend at £10/$35US including post and packing:
High Summer: Backpacking The Canadian Rockies.
1989. Oxford Illustrated Press. Story of the first ever end-to-end walk along the Canadian Rockies.
The Great Backpacking Adventure.
1987. Oxford Illustrated Press. Stories of seven backpacking treks including the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail.

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