Renowned outdoors writer Hamish Brown has been declaed as the winner of the 10th Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture. The award will be presented to the 82 year old at the Fort William Mountain Festival next month.
Hamish was the first person to complete all the Munros in a single journey, and wrote his classic ‘Hamish’s Mountain Walk’ about the adventure. He is the author of many other mountain and walking books, and is regarded as a pioneer in outdoor education. As well as his beloved Scotland, Hamish has had a long-standing love of the mountains of Morocco.
Mike Pescod, one of the festival’s organisers, told the BBC: “Hamish embodies the passion and the excitement that exploring the wild Scottish landscape entails, and the great desire to share this sense of adventurous wonder with others.
“Not only has Hamish explored Scotland and many other mountain areas right across the globe but he has helped countless others do the same and find the same sense of satisfaction.
“Hamish is a true exponent of mountain culture.”