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Shaun Barnett

Shaun Barnett

Since beginning to tramp as a teenager in the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges, Shaun Barnett has tramped the length and breadth of New Zealand. After first working for the Department of Conservation, he turned to writing and photography, and co-wrote with Rob Brown the Montana Award winning Classic Tramping in New Zealand. Shaun has written several best-selling guidebooks, edited Wilderness magazine (1999 to 2003), and is currently the editor of the Federated Mountain Clubs’ Bulletin. In 2013 he published, with Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint, Shelter from the Storm: The story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts, which won the New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award, and in 2014, with Chris Maclean, Tramping: a New Zealand history.

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