Gary Scott is a professional mountaineer and adventurer, and author of SUMMIT STRATEGIES - Secrets to Mastering the Everest in your Life. He has led over 50 high altitude expeditions, been on Everest twice, and holds the world-record for the first one-day ascent of Denali from the base camp to the summit in 18½ hours. Gary writes about lightweight strategies for backpacking and climbing in this exclusive article for Backpacking Light Magazine. Read about Gary's approach to ultralight clothing, lightweight shelter, sleeping gear, cooking gear, and more.
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