Tim Mueller is a climber, an alpinist, and a photographer. He started climbing young, approximately 12 years ago, at the tender age of 8 and today he is a professional climber. "While it used to be something I did for fun, a hobby, I quickly discovered my passion and excitement for it. With climbing I have been in the fortunate position to travel, which has opened my eagerness to people and experiencing different cultures" - says Tim Mueller on his website.
Your backpack is the most important piece when you go climbing because will carry all your precious gear, and might accompany you on every trip you take for years. So choosing the right backpack it can be overwhelming at first glance. Here are some questions that we try to answer to make the experience a little less intimidating.
Backpacking ten essentials: the first ten items in this list are the selections of essential backpacking gear which the Mountaineers refer to as The Ten Essentials and promote as critical and essential items which belong in your pack as insurance against the unexpected. Although you may not use all the backpacking ten essentials every day, they can be life savers in an emergency.