Shortlist 2017


Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature
2017 Shortlist announced

 
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The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature continues to attract a substantial level of entries. This year there were 34 entries, from Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Italy and France.

The Award will be made at the Boardman Tasker event at the Kendal Mountain Festival, on Friday November 17th 2017.

Tickets are available here.

The judges for 2017 are Helen Mort (Chair), Peter Gillman and Kate Moorehead.  

They have selected the following six books for this year’s shortlist:

TOMMY CALDWELL
THE PUSH
MICHAEL JOSEPH, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

ROB COLLISTER
DAYS TO REMEMBER
BATON WICKS

ED DOUGLAS
THE MAGICIAN’S GLASS
VERTEBRATE PUBLISHING

ERHARD LORETAN & JEAN AMMANN  
NIGHT NAKED
MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS

BERNADETTE MCDONALD
ART OF FREEDOM
VERTEBRATE PUBLISHING

CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON
AMONG THE SUMMER SNOWS
SEPTEMBER PUBLISHING

The BT Award highlights afresh the memory of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker, but it seeks to do more than that. The Award recognises and rewards outstanding books of literature concerned with the mountain environment, books which will in turn challenge and inspire their readers, perhaps to climb or to explore the world of mountains, perhaps to write or perhaps to look at the world in a different way. Perpetuating and refreshing the challenge and inspiration of mountains through literature is one way in which the BT Trust seeks to remember Pete and Joe.

Read about the shortlist here.