Saturday 3rd October – 3pm
Click the link below to listen to John Burns’ podcast
John Burns talks to Portobello Book festival
John’s love of the outdoors, his passion for writing and over forty year’s experience in the mountains of the British Isles form the basis for his books and storytelling. Having walked and climbed the hills of Scotland for over 40 years he is an expert ice climber and was a member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. More recently he has rediscovered his love for remote bothies and regularly visits the wilder places of his Scottish home, which he writes about with humour and compassion.
He began writing almost 15 years ago with a collection of poetry, Wind Dancer. He followed this with two one man plays performed around the UK; Aleister Crowley: A Passion for Evil and Mallory: Beyond Everest, and his books; The Last Hillwalker, Bothy Tales and his latest comic novel with a serious environmental message Sky Dance.