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Tue, Apr 02



April 2: Glen Van Peski

Topic: The Philosophy of Ultralight

Tickets will be available soon
April 2: Glen Van Peski
April 2: Glen Van Peski

Time & Location

Apr 02, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT



About the event

Topic: The Philosophy of Ultralight with Glen Van Peski

Glen Van Peski founded the backpacking company Gossamer Gear in 1997 and has been a champion of ultralight backpacking ever since. In his new book, Take Less, Do More (out April 16), he shares his guidance for those looking to discover a new path forward, a path toward a lighter load.


In addition:

  • Have a chance to win a copy of Glen's new book.
  • Have a chance to win a Mariposa 60 backpack and The One shelter from Gossamer Gear
  • Have a conversation with other intentional hikers about the topic *read more about the conversation code below.

For this event 2/3 of the donations will be given to the Pacific Crest Trail Association. *Donations will appear as a second "ticket" in your order **Donations are not tax deductible unless made directly to a registered non-profit organization.

About the Speaker

  • Glen Van Peski is known by the trail name “Legend” for his legendary contributions to the backpacking community. A native Californian, Van Peski grew up in the western outdoors, and when his oldest son joined Scouts, he led the Troop’s backpacking program. Through those experiences, he became intrigued by lightweight backpacking. He started sewing his own gear and eventually started his own company, manufacturing ultralight backpacking equipment. Glen and his company Gossamer Gear have been featured in Backpacker, Outside, and National Geographic Adventure magazines, and the New York Times. 


Only register if you can attend this event in person

  • A recording of each event (excluding the conversation portion) will be uploaded to the Intentional Hiking YouTube channel.
  • Each recording will be accompanied by a Conversation Kit which will help you have a discussion on the event's theme with friends and family.

Conversation code

  • Please engage in these conversations with curiosity, an open mind, and respect. 
  • Lead with kindness and compassion. 
  • Listen to understand; not reply. 
  • No judgement, no advice (unless specifically asked for)

Non-profit Partners

  • Each guest can choose a non-profit partner of choice to feature during the event. 
  • Attendees can raise money for the non-profit during the registration process by giving a donation. 
  • Donations will be split evenly between the guest, non-profit partner, and host.

Gear Giveaways

  • Events will feature gear or product giveaways from new or cottage hiking brands. 
  • Need to be present to win.

Event Duration

  • Each event will last between 60-90 minutes

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