- FESTIVAL EVENTS
Mountaineer, Writer and Broadcaster |
‘THERE’S ALWAYS THE HILLS’
Time: Friday 7.15pm Venue: Killarney Plaza Hotel
Award-winning writer and mountaineer Cameron McNeish looks back on over 40 years of writing about hills and mountains and recalls some of the fascinating individuals he has met, some of the mountains he has climbed and a few of the long treks he has undertaken in some of the most inspiring landscapes in the world. His talk is based on his new book of the same title, soon to be released and is essentially an autobiography of a rewarding life spent amongst the ever-changing hills and wild rugged mountains.
Hailing from bonnie Scotland, his fields of interest include mountaineering, hill-walking, backpacking, cycle touring and mountain biking. For twenty years he served as editor of The Great Outdoors magazine and now edits Scottish Walks and Scottish Cycling along with penning a monthly outdoors column in the Scots Magazine. He is a television and radio presenter whose successes include The Edge: 100 Years of Scottish Mountaineering; Wilderness Walks; and The Adventure Show. He is President of the Backpackers Club and Patron of Scottish Orienteering and Mountain Aid and has written over 20 books on outdoor matters and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading commentators on outdoor affairs. He is multi award winning, including 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from Periodical Publishers Association Scotland and in 2015 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Adventure Awards. In 2016 Cameron was presented with the Oliver Brown Award by the Scots Independent newspaper for his work in showcasing Scotland. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and lives in the Scottish Highlands in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains.