Category: Travel and The Great Outdoors
The Wilderness World Of Cameron Mcneish
By Cameron McNeish
Essays From Beyond The Black Stump
hrough his books and television programmes Cameron McNeish is recognised as Britain's best known advocate for wilderness. He considers himself an evangelist for the wild places of the world - mountains, deserts, remote coastlines and forests - anywhere that lies beyond the black stump.
Having walked, climbed, skied and backpacked throughout the world, including visits to Nepal, Pakistan, India, North America, Arctic Canada, the Alps, the Pyrenees, East Africa, the Caucasus and the Tatra mountains of Poland, Cameron's passion for his home hills of Scotland is the motivating factor in his long career as an outdoors writer and broadcaster.
The Wilderness World of Cameron McNeish takes the reader on a journey to those wild places: climbing one of North America's most dangerous volcanoes; traversing the Haute Route through France and Switzerland: following the Spanish sun in the Sierra de Aitana and on the island of Mallorca; learning wilderness philosophy from John Muir, the father of national parks and exploratory trekking in the Panch Chuli region of the Indian Himalaya.
There are wildlife encounters, from the tiny snow bunting of the high Cairngorms to the black bears of Yosemite, and lessons to be learned from those who went before us, our ancestors who knew something more essential about the land than we do, something that curiously escapes us. Finally, through a series of essays on his native Scotland which define those elements that makes wilderness so special and worth protecting, this book offers the opportunity to gaze into the mind of one of Britain's best known outdoor commentators.
Follow up to bestselling Wilderness Walks series by the BBC. Foreword by the former UK Minister for Culture, Lord Smith.