The Last Hillwalker
SHORTLISTED FOR TGO BOOK OF THE YEARThis is a book for everyone who truly loves the mountains and wild places. John Burns takes you on a journey of over forty years from the hills of Britain to adventures in the Rocky Mountains of USA and Canada. His love for the Scottish Highlands and his intimate knowledge of its wild glens and distant peaks means that this book will resonate with anyone whose heart lies in Scotland. Join John Burns in his first faltering steps as a schoolboy in the English Lake District through to climbing adventures in the great ranges of the world and finally to his return to his beloved Highlands. This is a book about the people who love mountains and whose journeys amongst them enrich their lives.It is a story told with humour, humility and passion, a tale that displays a deeper understanding of what it is to have a relationship with nature.The Last Hillwalker has become a best seller amongst the outdoor community. With almost 100 FIVE STAR REVIEWS this is book will be enjoyed by everyone from the serious mountaineer to those who simply want to gain a greater insight into our relationship with wild places.Here’s what people say about the book…Chris TownsendCaptures the essence of what it means to love mountains and love being in mountains.Trev C gripping like no otherNS Eyrecaptures the essence of the appeal many of us feel for the mountainsA Reader perfectly paced and with great humourYorrellEntertaining, funny and well written.S McGinnFull of fascinating details, observations, characters and humourPaul a brilliant autobiography by a talented writer, full of humour with the occasional dark moment. The best mountaineering book I've read in a long time!
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