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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Wilderness Connection

Have a listen to Cameron McNeish's inspiring podcast with Ron Craighead of Backpackinglight at http://www.backpackinglight.com/. Cameron is editor of tgo, the UK's leading outdoors mag, and is passionate about the importance of 'wilderness connection'. His informal and enthusiastic reflections range far and wide, from the shielings and ancient standing stones of Scotland to the significance of wilderness writers such as John Muir, Edward Abbey and Colin Fletcher. He's romantic and emotional about the subject - but also pragmatic and realistic about the need to lobby politicians and get them on our side in order to achieve rights of access to the countryside and to preserve wilderness areas.

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