The Epic Backpacker Tour team is one big happy family of outdoor adventure professionals with the shared commitment to offering up the highest level of unique adventure and cultural experiences.

We believe in forging unique connections and strong relationships across the globe whilst providing great jobs for great people.

Will Hatton

Director / Co-Founder

Will first traveled to Pakistan in February 2015 and has since returned to this incredible country four times. Founder of EBT Tours, Will is passionate about providing great jobs for great people and opening up Pakistan to the world! Pakistan is one of Will’s favorite countries in the world and he counts himself lucky to have many amazing friends in the country. On his trips, Will has been always blown away by the stunning scenery, fascinating history, and overwhelming hospitality of the Pakistani people. Whilst Will does not actively lead tours to Pakistan anymore, he is still involved on the logistics side of things and in making sure that the adventures run smoothly. 

Chris Lininger

Adventure Guide / Co-Founder

For the last seven years, Chris has been seeking out every shade of adventure in various parts of the globe. Since 2012, Chris has logged more than 4,000 trail miles across five continents. He is an experienced guide with a passion for facilitating the discovery of new cultures, landscapes, outdoor experiences, and food. Chris is a trekking/backpacking fanatic and enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, and making tasty coffee above 4,000 meters. In 2019, Chris will be leading multiple EBT adventure tours to Northern Pakistan. When he is not leading or planning tours, Chris writes full time for the Broke Backpacker travel blog from the South of France. 

Zehra Riaz Notta
Adventure Guide

Our very own Pakistani mountain-woman, Zehra is an adventure enthusiast and has been leading treks to remote areas of Pakistan for the last six years! Her love for the mountains pushed her to undertake treks like Concordia and Snow Lake-Lupke LA where rock and ice are much more gentle to the touch of the hand than the eye of the mind. She jumps on every chance she gets to go to the mountains to fall in love with them all over again. Zehra co-leads EBT tours in Pakistan and is likely to overdose on potatoes someday. 


Rehman Alikahn

Adventure Guide

Local legend Rehman Alikahn has been on board with Epic Backpacker Tours since day one. His laugh is contagious and his outdoor skills, local knowledge, and guiding experience in Hunza are second to none. Rehman is a truly fantastic human being who has made an enormous positive impact on his community as well as on the general backpacker scene in Pakistan. Epic Backpacker Tours has teamed up with Rehman to help fund his guest house in Passu, Hunza. Rehman has some of the most incredible adventure tales you've ever heard...

Clair Rickets
Tour Management/Logistics Master

Endlessly patient, Clair is a font of wisdom and humor when trying to figure out how the hell we're going to pull off an expedition. A logistics superstar, Clair helps keep everything moving on EBT tours and runs a lot of the behind the scenes goings on at the Broke Backpacker adventure blog. A keen hiker, adventurer and wine-drinker, Clair first visited Pakistan in 2018 and instantly fell in love with this amazing country. Clair helps ensure our guests are well prepared before they land in Pakistan. 

Ralph Cope 
Adventure Guide/Photographer

Ralph is a traveling photographer and writer who specializes in documenting remote locations. Recently, he has used his backcountry skills to help Epic Backpacker Tours whilst leading adventure tours in Pakistan. Ralph currently resides in Rome, Italy and works on The Broke Backpacker when he is not in the mountains. In 2019, Ralph will be leading a new Pakistan itinerary as well as designing new EBT adventures in Kyrgzstan - stay tuned!

Ana Pereina
Adventure Guide/Tour Development

Inspired by wild landscapes and Earth’s deepest corners, Ana is dedicated to breaking down boundaries and exploring the world and her own backyard in the mountains of California. When she’s not traveling to places like Nepal, India, Zimbabwe, Egypt, or leading tours to Guatemala, you’ll find her practicing her groovy yoga asanas or sipping coffee to the likes of classic rock, deep house, or something in between. Other hobbies include cooking, photography and writing (duh!), and basically anything outdoors: diving, climbing, and backcountry camping included.