Dedicated to Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker; men brave enough to reach for more.
We have recently received these photos, taken by Ken Wilson, at the 1997 Boardman Tasker Award.
Congratulations to Robert Wainwright, one of the 2016 Boardman Tasker shortlisted authors, for being awarded The Times Biography of the year at the Cross Sports Book Awards.
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.
Attending the Kendal Mountain Festival after being nominated for the Boardman Tasker Award was one of the most enjoyable and gratifying experiences I've had as a writer.
The 2017 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature opens today - 1st December!
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.
Join us at Kendal Mountain Festival for a special event in memory of Jim Curran, one of the founders of Kendal Mountain Festival and “a genuine Renaissance man of climbing”.
Join us at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on Friday 18 November as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2016.