Cameron McNeish

Cameron McNeish is an award-winning writer whose fields of interest include mountaineering, hill-walking, backpacking and bikepacking.

Through his highly successful television programmes, numerous books and magazine articles Cameron McNeish has become one of the most recognisable figures in the British outdoors scene.

Cameron has travelled extensively throughout the world and has led numerous treks to Nepal, India, Morocco, Turkey, Russia and Jordan, but it is for his passion and enthusiasm for the mountains and wild land areas of Scotland that he is best known.

For twenty-five years Cameron has been involved in making numerous television programmes for the BBC, ranging from mountaineering and rock climbing films to his own highly personal accounts of long backpacking trips through the highlands and islands, routes that include the Sutherland Trail, the Skye Trail and the Scottish National Trail.

In 2010 Cameron was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by PPA (Periodical Publishers Association) Scotland for his services to magazine publishing 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.

A former Chairman of the Nevis Partnership, Cameron is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and is Patron of Mountain Aid and Scottish Orienteering. He lives in the Scottish Highlands in the shadow of the Cairngorms with his wife Gina.