A Look Inside "Adventure Ready" & Downloadable Trip-Planning Checklist

Explore Mountaineers Books new release "Adventure Ready: A Hiker's Guide to Planning, Training, & Resiliency," by Katie Gerber and Heather Anderson.
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May 25, 2022
A Look Inside "Adventure Ready" & Downloadable Trip-Planning Checklist

Adventure Ready: A Hiker's Guide to Planning, Training, and Resilience, by Katie Gerber and Heather Anderson, empowers future thru-hikers to create goals, face challenges, and be stronger and smarter on the trail.


This clear and comprehensive guide sets backpackers up for success with detailed information about everything from the basics of gear selection to navigation, safety, and trip planning. They also discuss nutritional and physical preparation, body resiliency, and to how to readjust after returning home.

The book's worksheets and checklists make it easy to stay on top of all the planning a long-distance hike requires, and its thoughtful prompts to address the "why" of your adventure help to keep you motivated.

A Look Inside adventure ready

Excerpt from Chapter 2: Gear Selection

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About the Authors

Katie Gerber is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach, wilderness instructor, guide, and writer. She is a seasoned long-distance hiker who has logged thousands of miles on trails and routes including the CDT, the PCT, the Colorado Trail, and the Oregon Desert Trail. She lives and adventures in the mountains of Colorado.

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Heather Anderson, is the first woman to complete a Calendar Year Triple Crown, hiking the AT, PCT, and CDT in 2018. She holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the PCT, the AT, and the Arizona Trail. She is the author of Thirst and Mud, Rocks, Blazes. Anderson divides her time between the East and the mountains of the West.

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