The Judging Panel for the 2017 Boardman Tasker Award is: Helen Mort, poet, runner and climber, Chair of Judges Peter Gillman, mountaineering historian and writer, and Kate Moorehead, writer and mountaineer.
Films are all very well, but, as far as I am concerned, the event at Kendal is the Boardman Tasker Award. Having enjoyed the welcome boost of having my first book win the prize thirty years ago, I know just how valuable the BT brand is.
On November 18th The 2016 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature was awarded to Simon McCartney for his book The Bond. This is an epic account of two major climbs in Alaska in 1978 and 1980, and the impact they had on the lives of the two mountaineers involved.