Shaun Barnett

Showing in: Wanaka

  Wanaka (Adventure Writing School) Sunday July 1, 9:00am to noon.

Wanaka Mountain Book 2 Tuesday July 3
5:00pm in the Armstrong Room



We are stoked to announce that Shaun will talk about his new book and run our Adventure Writing School.

Shaun Barnett developed a passion for mountains and tramping as a teenager living in Hawke’s Bay. Since then he’s tramped throughout New Zealand and also in Australia, South America, Canada, Nepal, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Iceland and Alaska. Since 1996, he has written over 1000 articles for newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and overseas. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the editor of Wilderness magazine, and is the current editor of the Federated Mountain Club’s Backcountry.

Shaun has written eight books including Classic Tramping in New Zealand (co-authored with Rob Brown), which won a Montana Book Award. More recently, he’s co-authored Shelter from the Storm, The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts, which won the New Zealand Post Booksellers Award in 2013. Tramping, A New Zealand History, co-authored with Chris Maclean, was long-listed for the New Zealand book awards. His most recent book is A Bunk for the Night, A Guide to New Zealand’s Best Backcountry Huts (2016) with Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint.

Find out about the Adventure Writing School here.