Adam Weymouth is best known for his book Kings of the Yukon, in which he paddles the Yukon River charting the social and ecological story of the Chinook salmon. But he is also a long-distance walker with a deep interest in pilgrimage. Here he asks: why is pilgrimage important today?
Adam Weymouth is a freelance writer and journalist living on the south east coast of England. His work has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The BBC, The Atlantic and Granta. His first book, The Kings of the Yukon, tells the story of a four month canoe trip across Alaska, examining the decline of the king salmon and exploring how that decline is impacting on the many communities, and the ecosystems, which depend on it. It won both the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the Lonely Planet/ Stanfords Adventure Travel Book of the Year.