Tim Gnazale



Since the 1960s, Tim Gnazale has backpacked much of California’s vast mountain ranges, Wyoming’s Grand Tetons, and abroad. For two years he served on the El Dorado National Forestry Service Nordic ski patrol, and three years as a cross-country ski instructor at Royal Gorge. Amongst Tim’s several decades of outdoor treks, he survived of an uncanny 3-day whiteout blizzard in 1985.

Tim has managed an intricate balance between proper gear, adaptive methods, outdoor savvy and respect for nature. He is author of three books on fitness and Tai chi, and instructs in both disciplines. Tim has been a fitness professional through the American College of Sports Medicine for 20+ years, and consults in high-tech marketing.

Fastbackpacker.com is where you can find Tim!