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Cam somewhere in Idaho in the late 80

Cam somewhere in Idaho in the late 80

Australian-born and raised, Cameron M. Burns is an award-winning writer, photographer, designer, communications, and publishing specialist. Burns received a bachelor's degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado, and has done graduate work in environmental management at Harvard. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and contributed to twenty-four books, and thousands of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, and has won twenty-nine national and regional awards for his writing, including the North American Association of Travel Journalists' 2002 "Book of the Year" award. His 2004 Postcards from the Trailer Park: The Secret Lives of Climbers, was a finalist in the 2004 Banff Mountain Book Festival and World Mountaineering, which Burns coauthored, won the Festival's Grand Prize in 1998.,He has traveled in and written extensively about hundreds of places in Australia, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Peru, Agrentina, the United Kingdom, Spain, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, India, Nepal, and Hong Kong.

CreditsMagazines/Newspapers5280 magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Appalachia, Apex, Architectureweek.com, Aspen Philanthropy, Aspen Daily News, The Aspen Times (newspaper), Backcountry Skiing, Backpacker.com (Internet), Blue, Boulder Daily Camera (newspaper), Chasingglaciers.com, Climber (UK), Climbing, The Climbing Art, Denver Post (newspaper), Desnvivel (Spain), Discover Mexico (Canada), Ecos (the quarterly magazine of CSIRO (Australia), Energypulse.net, Getaway (South Africa), Glenwood (Springs, Colo.) Post-Independent (newspaper), Gorp.com, Greenbiz.com, Gripped (CAN), High (UK), High Country News, Indian Architect & Builder (Mumbai, India) , Los Alamos Monitor (newspaper), Modesto Bee , Montagne (France), Mountain (UK), Mountain Gazette, Mountain Review (UK), Msafiri (Kenya), New Mexico Magazine, Nikkei Ecology magazine (Japan), Onsight, Ouray Plaindealer (newspaper), Outdoor Action (Australia), Outdoor Australia (Australia), Outpost (Canada), Rock & Ice, Rocky Mountain News (newspaper), Raton Range (newspaper), Roaring Fork Valley Magazine (newspaper), Roaring Fork Sunday (newspaper), Runner’s World (UK), Sangre De Cristo Chronicle (newspaper), Santa Fe New Mexican (newspaper), Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SEJournal (Society of Environmental Journalists), Solar Today, Sportclimbing, Tantravel (Tanzania), Telluride Magazine, The Times (UK), Vertical, Veteran’s Outlook, (The) World & I

Cameron with a very large hoopstick at his parents house in Lost Alamost, New Mexico.

Cameron with a very large hoopstick at his parents house in Lost Alamost, New Mexico.

Books Authored/Coauthored/EditedKilimanjaro & East Africa, Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya, Colorado Ice Climber's Guide, California's Fourteeners, Climbing California's Fourteeners, Selected Climbs in the Desert Southwest, Postcards from the Trailer Park, The Shoes of Kilimanjaro, Classic Climbing Stories, 50 Hikes in Colorado, How to Get a Job in the Film Industry

Books Contributed ToTo Nepal with Love (fall, 2007),, Walking the Earth's Natural Treasures (fall, 2007), Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking (fall, 2007), Building Without Borders, World Mountaineering, Ascent, The Walker Within, The Best of Rock & Ice, Climbing’s Quick Clips, Jemez Rock and Pecos Area, Writing, Etc., I Really Should Have Stayed Home, I Should Have Just Stayed Home, American Alpine Journal (various issues),

Affiliations National Association of Science Writers, 2006-present, Colorado Authors' League, 2003–present, American Society of Journalists and Authors, 2003–present, North American Travel Journalists Association, 2002–present, Society of Professional Journalists, 2001–present, Publisher’s Marketing Association, 2001–present, Colorado Press Assoc., 1992–96, American Alpine Club, 1989–present, Los Alamos Mountaineers, 1982–85, 1989–90, Colorado Mountain Club, 1984–85, Colorado Film and Video Assoc., 1986–87