Shaun Barnett developed a passion for mountains and tramping as a teenager living in Hawke’s Bay. Since then, he’s tramped extensively throughout New Zealand, including a piecemeal traverse of Kā Tiritiri o te Moana/The Southern Alps. Based in Wellington, Shaun works as a writer, editor, photographer and guide.
Shaun is a former editor of Wilderness magazine, and the Federated Mountain Club’s Backcountry/FMC Bulletin, and the author of ten books. His titles include: Classic Tramping in New Zealand; Shelter from the Storm, The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts; Tramping, A New Zealand History; Day Walks in New Zealand and the anthology Across the Pass, A Collection of New Zealand Tramping Writing.
Website: Shaun Barnett’s photo gallery