Bernadette MacDonald won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2017 with her book 'The Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka'.
Art of Freedom, by award-winning author Bernadette McDonald, is a profound and moving profile of Polish alpinist Voytek Kurtyka, one of the international climbing world's most respected, complex and reclusive mountaineers.
"A profound and subtle profile of one of the international climbing world’s most complex mountaineers. We felt the writing was meticulously crafted and that the book makes extreme mountaineering accessible to the lay reader."
Helen Mort, Chair of Judges