How to Suffer Outside | Author Talk

How to Suffer Outside | Author Talk

Join Diana Helmuth, author of "How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking and Backpacking," at The Mountaineering Club atop Graduate Seattle Hotel for an evening of hiking humor, philosophy, and practicalities. Hosted by University Book Store.
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  • Thu, Sep 2, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • The Mountaineering Club
    4507 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast Seattle, WA 98105
  • Marissa Litak
  • Mountaineers Books
  • The Mountaineers
  • vCal / iCal

Join Diana Helmuth, author of How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking and Backpacking, for a discussion about how to adventure outdoors with confidence.

Part critique of modern hiking culture and part how-to guide, How to Suffer Outside is for anyone who wants to hit the trail without breaking the bank. Diana blends self-deprecating humor and good-natured heckling of both seasoned backpackers and urbanites who romanticize being outdoorsy with a helpful dose of the actual advice a novice needs to get started. Her approach is hopeful: “If I can do it, you can, too. Here’s how.”

Featuring illustrations by artist Latasha Dunston, each chapter focuses on a critical topic: gear, food, hygiene, clothing, and more, along with useful checklists and resources. Humorous, philosophical, and practical, How to Suffer Outside will teach you how to get started, help you perfect your craft, and leave you laughing at the struggles and magic of the trail.

There will be a book signing after the event and you may purchase a copy at the event itself. This is a free event but requires an RSVP through the Eventbrite link provided to secure your spot


DIANA HELMUTH has been in love with backpacking since she was a teenager and has hiked extensively throughout the western US, Europe, and Chile. She studied cultural anthropology at the University of California– Berkeley and the American University in Cairo. When she’s not on the trail or writing, she builds things in startup land and produces the occasional podcast. How to Suffer Outside is her first book.

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