Iain Campbell has travelled widely in the mountains of his home country of Scotland and further afield. He studied history at Oxford University where he specialised in medieval religious history. In 2002 he decided to combine these interests by travelling to the holy mountains of Asia. His first book WITH UNBLEST FEET tells the story of a journey among the mountain pilgrims of the Silk Road.
For his next book, he followed the course of the Indus River from its mouth in the mud flats of Karachi through the Karakorum, Kashmir and the Himalayas to its source on the Tibetan plateau where it springs from a glacial mouth. His four-month journey took him to a Sufi shrine attended by crocodiles, a festival for the tiny Hindu minority community on a river island, and the temple of a three year old Buddhist lama. As he travelled and developed personal friendships, he found the Pakistanis to be the most hospitable people he had ever met.
He lives with his family in Edinburgh and continues to travel frequently to Asia.
Shortlisted for the Stanfords Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award
FROM THE LION’S MOUTH (2019)
(featured in The Scotsman and The Sunday Mail)