Brian Dupee
Brian is a passionate outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northern Vermont.  He has been called a field naturalist, carpenter, fisherman and probably other things that shouldn’t be repeated. He is rapidly approaching the start of nursing school at Johns Hopkins University and is thrilled at the opportunity to explore the Altai via his two favorite modes of transportation, a bike and skis, before being confined to an air conditioned library.

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Zand B. Martin
Zand is a teacher, explorer, and writer based in the United States. Behind his work is a belief in the power of storytelling, and this passion has driven his teaching, writing, and explorations of the world. He is a full-time NOLS instructor, and a freelance writer and photographer.