Winning books, shortlisted books and other entries

 
 
 
 
2009 2010  
         
     
   
2013    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
EVEREST, THE FIRST ASCENT The untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible Harriet Tuckey Rider, an imprint of Ebury Publishing (Random House Group)
Shortlist    
Echoes ONE CLIMBER'S HARD ROAD TO FREEDOM Nick Bullock Vertebrate Publishing
SHIPTON & TILMAN Jim Perrin Hutchinson, Cornerstone
Starry NIGHT Isabel Suppé Romeii
Other entries    
SNOWDON: The Story of a Welsh MountainJim PerrinGomer
BOUNDLESS: An adventure beyond limitsKaren DarkeAkreative
THE CARBON CYCLE Crossing the Great DivideKate RawlesTwo Ravens Press Ltd
ALL BUT ONE: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the AlpsBarbara SwindinVertebrate Publishing
EXPLORING GREENLAND: Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wildernessJim GregsonVertebrate Publishing
COLLIDING CONTINENTS: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakorum, & TibetMike SearleOxford University Press
ENCOUNTERS IN THE AMERICAN MOUNTAIN WEST. A Sinner Amongst the Latter-Day SaintsIan R MitchellNeil Wilson (Imprint: The In Pinn)
FROM HIGH HEELS TO HIGH HILLS. One woman walking the Lake District-in her own styleTanya OliverStep Beach Press Ltd
GOING UP: Tales Told Along the Road to El CapitanJoe FitschenWhole Town Press, USA.
ADVENTURES IN MIND A Personal Obsession with the MountainsHeather DaweVertebrate Publishing
THE ART OF ICE CLIMBINGJerome Blanc-GrasBlue Ice Press
THE SUMMITS OF MODERN MAN: Mountaineering after the EnlightenmentPeter H.HansenHarvard University Press
CRUEL CROSSING ESCAPING: Hitler across the PyreneesEdward StourtonTransworld Publishers
FINDING JIMSusan Oakey-BakerRMB Rocky Mountain books
EXTREME SLEEPSPhoebe SmithSummersdale
LAST HOURS ON EVEREST, The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine's Fatal AscentGraham HoylandWilliam Collins
A LONG WALK WITH LORD CONWAY, An Exploration of the Alps and an English AdventurerSimon ThompsonSignal Books
SHORT PEAKS, 33 Brief Mountain TalesJerry AuldImaginary Mountain Surveyors
CHARLIE MEG AND ME, An epic 530 mile walk recreating Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape after the disaster of CullodenGregor EwingLuath Press
CALEB'S LIST, Climbing the Scottish mountains Visible from Arthur's SeatKellan MacinnesLuath Press
THE MAN WITH THE COMPOUND EYESWu Ming-YiHarvill Secker-Random House
THE SUNLIT SUMMIT, The life of W.H.MurrayRobin Lloyd-JonesSandstone Press
EMPIRE ANTARCTICA, Ice, Silence & Emperor PenguinsGavin FrancisChatto & Windus
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST, Original Photographs from the Legendary First AscentGeorge Lowe & Huw Lewis-JonesThames & Hudson
LETTERS FROM EVEREST, A First-Hand Account from the Epic First AscentGeorge LowePolarworld & Silberbear
     
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2012    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality Andy Kirkpatrick Vertebrate Publishing
Shortlist    
here, there and everywhere... Jim Curran Edgebrook Publishing
Into the Silence Wade Davis The Bodley Head (The Random House Group Ltd.)
The Challenge of K2 Richard Sale Pen and Sword Ltd
FIVA An Adventure That Went Wrong Gordon Stainforth Golden Arrow Books
The Wild Within Simon Yates Vertebrate Publishing
Other entries    
Full of Myself Johnny Dawes Johnny Dawes Books
A Canvas of Rock Mark Radtke 2QT Ltd (Publishing)
Echoes of a Dream - A Crag Rats Tale Alan 'Richard' McHardy Monkey Gone to Heaven Publishing
Everest the Old Way: A Bright Remembering David Peckett, John Driskell Bannister Publications Ltd
Judgement Days: In a Mountaineering Life Tom Richardson High Peak Books
The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2 Damien O'Brien The Collins Press
On Top of the World: The New Millenium Richard Sale, Eberhard Jurgalski, George Rodway Snowfinch Publishing
Buried in the Sky: The extraordinary story of the sherpa climbers on K2's deadliest day Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan W.W.Norton & Company, Inc
The Storms of Denali Nicholas O'Connell University of Alaska Press
Climbing Postcards Judy Kendall Cinnamon Press
Everest 1953 Mick Conefrey Oneworld Publications
Spirit of Adventure: An Anthology of Mountain and Wilderness Tales inspired by the K2 pioneer, Godwin-Austen Moyhill Publishing
Letters Home From The Hills David Atkinson Self published
A Stance of Wonder Mark Rodell Self published
Following our Fathers Linda Cracknell Self published
Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure Huw Lewis-Jones Conway, an imprint of ANDVA BOOKS
     
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2011    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Freedom Climbers Bernadette McDonald Rocky Mountain Books
Shortlist    
Desert Towers Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett Sharp End Publishing
Murder in the Hindu Kush Tim Hannigan The History Press
The Sound of Gravity Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
Shadow of the Matterhorn Ian Smith Carreg Ltd
Other entries    
Alpha Males Al Parker Self published
Everest & Conquest in the Himalaya Richard Sale and George Rodway Pen & Sword Books
Troll Wall Tony Howard Vertebrate Publishing
To a Mountain in Tibet Colin Thubron Chatto & Windus
Wild Vision John Beatty Vertebrate Publishing
A Day to Die For Graham Ratcliffe Mainstream Publishing
The Hardest Climb Alistair Sutcliffe Bluemoose Books
Moutaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest RGS/Alpine Club DK Publishing
The Challenge of K2 Richard Sale Pen & Sword Books
To Ride the Mountain Winds Leslie Symons Sandstone Press
Mountain Views Rupert Hoare Vertebrate Publishing
Prelude to Everest Ian Mitchell and George Rodway Luathe Press
From High Places Adrian Hendroff The History Press, Ireland
Over the Hill Graham Wilson Millrace
Cape Vertical Jeremy Samson Self published
The Wisdom of Pure Adventure Colin Mortlock Outdoor Integrity Publishing
Whymper's Scrambles with a Camera Peter Berg Alpine Club
The World's Longest Climb Pauline Sanderson Grafika
     
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2010    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Ron Fawcett, Rock Athlete Ron Fawcett
with Ed Douglas
Vertebrate Publishing
Shortlist    
No Way Down Graham Bowley Viking Penguin
The Hut Builder Laurence Fearnley Penguin Books, New Zealand
Climbing Philosophy for
Everyone
Stephen E Schmid, ed Wiley-Bakewell
Unjustifiable Risk? Simon Thompson Cicerone Press
Other entries    
Joss Keith Richardson River Greta Writer
Ben Nevis Ken Crocket and Simon Richardson Scottish Mountaineering Trust
The Ultimate Guide to the
Munros
Ralph Storer Luath Press
An Teallach, the Forge Lesley Timings with Geoffrey Covell Footprints of Abernyte & Inverasdale
Recompence Brian Irwin Xlibris
9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistake David MacLeod Rare Breed Productions
Corrag Susan Fletcher Fourth Estate
Curfewed Night Basharat Peer Harper Press
The Garden in the Clouds Antony Woodward Harper Press
Surviving K2 Wilco van Rooijen National Geographic/G+J Publishing
The Cairngorms Greg Strange Scottish Mountaineering Trust
The Last Man on the Mountain Jennifer Jordan W W Norton
Two Wheels on my Wagon Paul Howard Mainstream
The English Lakes Ian Thompson Bloomsbury
The Age of Orphans Laleh Khadivi Bloomsbury
Walking Home Lynn Schooler Bloomsbury
Chef Jaspreet Singh Bloomsbury
A Change in Altitude Anita Shreve Little, Brown
Everything Kevin Canty Nan A Talese/Doubleday
Mountaineering in Antarctica Damien Gildea Editions Nevicata, Brussels
     
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2009    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Beyond the Mountain Steve House Patagonia Books, USA
Shortlist    
Cairngorm John John Allen Sandstone Press
Deep Powder and Steep Rock Chic Scott Assiniboine Publishing
The Longest Climb Dominic Faulkner Virgin Books
Revelations Jerry Moffatt Vertebrate Publishing
Hooker & Brown Jerry Auld Brindle & Glass, Canada
Other entries
Muir and More Ronald Turnbull Millrace
K2:Lies and Treachery Robert Marshall Carreg
Paths of Glory Jeffrey Archer Macmillan
Itching to Climb Barbara James Matador
At the Edge Joseph Murphy Sandstone Press
A Pathless Land Robin Porecky Austin Macauley
Mountain Words Chris Harle &Graham
Wilson
Millrace
Evening Light Roger Hubank Ernest Press
Mapping the Himalayas Richard Sale Carreg
The Cloud Maker Patrick Woodhead Preface Publishing
Rock Angel P Ainsworth  
Hanging by a Thread Emmanuel Cauchy Constable
The Edge of Never William A Kerig Stone Creek, USA
Granite and Grit Ronald Turnbull Frances Lincoln
Mountain Magic Van Greaves Frances Lincoln
A Year in the Life of
Snowdonia
Bill Birkett Frances Lincoln
A Year in the Life of Yorkshire's Three Peaks Andy Stansfield Frances Lincoln
On Belay M G Anderson Authorhouse, Indiana
Everest Surviving the Death Zone Ronnie Muhl Inspiration at Work, RSA
In the Footsteps of Mallory
and Irvine
Mark Mackenzie John Murray
George Evanoff Mike Nash Dundurn Press, Toronto
The Snow Tourist Charlie English Portobello Books
Beware Invisible Cows Andy Martin Simon & Schuster
Himalayan Portfolios Kenneth Hanson Fields Publishing, USA
The Weekend Fix Craig Weldon Sandstone Press
     
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2008    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Psychovertical Andy Kirkpatrick Hutchinson
Shortlist    
Fallen Giants Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver Yale University Press
The Eiger Obsession John Harlin III Hutchinson
Cham Jonathan Trigell Serpent's Tail
Ararat Frank Westerman Harvill Secker
Other entries    
Doing the Wainwrights Steve Larkin Know the Score
Tomaz Humar Bernadette McDonald Hutchinson
Thin White Line Andy Cave Hutchinson
The Guardian Book of Mountains Richard Nelson, ed Guardian Books
Meetings on the Edge Mags MacKean The In Pinn
Vertical Ethiopia Majka Burhardt with Gabe Rogel Shama Books, Addis Ababa
Maurice Wilson Ruth Hanson Hayloft
In a High and Desparate Place Rachel Kelsey Colenso Aardvark Press
To the Top from Nowhere Sibusiso Vilane Aardvark Press
Dog Man Martha Sherrill Penguin Press, New York
Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport Victoria Robinson Berg
George Ingle Finch's "The Struggle for Everest" George Rodway Carreg
Shadows of a Changing Land Peter Freeman Polecat press
Backcountry Skiing Vogel, Schell, Wheeler Mountaineers Books
A Camera on the Hills Roly Smith Frances Lincoln
Who's Who in British Climbing Colin Wells Climb Magazine
Contact: Mountain Climbing
and Environmental Thinking
Jeffrey Mathess McCarthy, ed University of Nevada Press
     
   
   
2007    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
The Wild Places Robert Macfarlane Granta
Shortlist    
Brotherhod of the Rope Bernadette McDonald Baton Wicks/Mountaineers Books
Happy Climbing Tells No Tales Judith Brown Open Mountain
The Mountains Look on Marrakech Hamish Brown Whittles Publishing
Forever on the Mountain James M Tabor W W Norton
Higher Than the Eagle Soars Stephen Venables Hutchinson
Other entries    
Meetings with Mountains Stephen Venables Cassel-Illustrated
Chasing Angels Sally Zigmond Biscuit Publishing
High Infatuation Steph Davis Mountaineers Books
Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa John Elder University of Virginia Press
A Passion for Mountains Kathryn Bridge Rocky Mountain Books
Wilderness Dreams Mike Cawthorne The In Pinn
A Cairngorm Chronicle A F Whyte Millrace
A Fatal Obsession Stephen Harper Book Guild Publishing
Resistance Owen Sheers Faber
To the Ends of the Earth Gordon Witsie W W Norton
Sharper Edges Andy de Clerk Sunbird
A Guiding Hand Doug Elliott Ernest Press
Beyond Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer Labyrinth Press, Australia
Life and Times of Black Pig Ronald Turnbull Millrace
     
   
   
2006    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
An Afterclap of Fate Charles Lind Ernest Press
Shortlist    
Breaking Trail Arlene Blum Scribner
High Endeavours Jimmy Cruickshank Canongate
The Climbing Essays Jim Perrin The In Pinn
A Rope of Writers Graham Wilson Millrace
Other entries    
Mount Everest: the Reconnaissance 1935 Tony Astill  
Climbing the Equator Neville Shulman Summersdale
The Ice Soldier Paul Watkins Faber & Faber
A Teacup in a Storm Mick Conefrey Faber & Faber
Mountain Rescue Bob Sharp &
Judy Whiteside
Hayloft
Yorkshire Transvestite
Found Dead on Everest
Mike Harding Hayloft
Tregoose and the Goddess Mountain Norman Croucher St Ives
Cloudsailors Hugh Montgomery Walker Books
Miracle in the Andes Nando Parrado Orion
Climb Every Mountain Colin Monteath Frances Lincoln
Scottish Mountain Drawings: the Islands A Wainwright Frances Lincoln
Scottish Mountain Drawings: the Western Highlands A Wainwright Frances Lincoln
A Year in the Life of Glencoe Bill Birkett Frances Lincoln
Reconnecting with John Muir Terry Gifford University of Georgia Press
Technical Mountaineering Peter Hill David & Charles
Serpent Spires Duncan Souchon Jonathan Ball
Portraits of the Himalayas John Lambert Scripsi
K2: the Price of Conquest

Lino Lacedelli &
Giovanni Cenacchi

Carreg
Strange and Dangerous Dreams Geoff Powter Mountaineers
Sandstone Spine David Roberts Mountaineers
And Nobody Woke Up Dead Jan Levi Ernest Press
Into the Unknown Susan E B Schwartz iUniverse Inc
Cochineal Red Hugh Thomson Weidenfeld & Nicholson
150 Years of the Alpine Club George Band Collins
Last Seen in Lhasa Claire Scobie Rider
The Boys of Everest Clint Willis Robson Books
     
   
   
2005    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Joint winners    
Learning to Breathe Andy Cave Hutchinson
The Villain: the Life of Don Whillans Jim Perrin Hutchinson

Shortlist

   
On Thin Ice Mick Fowler Baton Wicks
Broad Peak Richard Sale Carreg
Mountain Rescue: Chamonix-Mont Blanc Anne Sauvy Baton Wicks
Other entries    
A Bit of Grit on Haystacks Dave Hewitt, ed Millrace
For Tibet, With Love Isabel Losada Bloomsbury
Federation, Australia's Adventure Peak Kevin Doran Ernest Press (in UK)
The Man who Married a Mountain Rosemary Bailey Bantam Books
On the Edge Michael Ridpath Michael Joseph/Penguin
Of Big Hills and Wee Men Peter Kemp Luath Press
Rock and Roll Mountains Graham Forbes Mainstream
The Longest Climb Paul Pritchard Robinson
Possessed by Shadows Donigan Merritt Other Press
I'll Call You in Kathmandu Bernadette McDonald Mountaineers Books
     
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2004    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
When the Alps Cast Their Spell
Trevor Braham The In Pinn
Shortlist    
Life and Limb
Jamie Andrew Portrait
With Friends in High Places
Malcolm Slesser Mainstream
Nanda Devi
Hugh Thomson Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Other entries    

Feet in the Clouds

Richard Askwith Aurum Press

Kyselak Was Here

Michael Robin Ascog Press
Mount McKinley's West Buttress: the First Ascent
Brad Washburn Top of The World Press
In the Ghost Country
Peter Hillary
& John Elder
Mainstream
Life and Limb
Jamie Andrew Portrait
The Edge of Death
Phill Williams Vanguard Press
The Nest
Alan Wilkins Nick Hearn Books
Climbing for Seasoned Gentlefolk
Norman Croucher St Ives Printing & Publishing Co
Albemarle
Avery Chenoweth University of Virginia Press
Shenandoah
Hullihem Williams
Morre
University of Virginia Press
An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wild Flowers and Trees
Melanie Choukas-Bradley University of Virginia Press
Millican Dalton
M D Entwistle Mountainmere Research
Taking Leave
Roger Hubank Ernest Press
The Unreliable Mushroom
Terry Gifford Red Beck Press
Duel in the Snows Charles Allen John Murray

The Joy of Climbing

Terry Gifford Whittles Publishing

Tongue-Tied

Liselotte Marshall Birds of Passage Books

Postcards from the Trailer Park

Cameron Burns Lyons Press, USA
     
   
   
2003    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
The Fall Simon Mawer Little Brown
Shortlist    
Everest: The Official History George Band Harper Collins
Tenzing, Hero of Everest Ed Douglas National Geograhic
Yosemite: Half a Century of Dynamic Rock Climbing Alexander Huber/Heinz Zak Bâton Wicks
Mountains of the Mind Robert Macfarlane Granta
My Father, Sandy Nicholas Woolaston Short Books
Other entries    
Climbing Down Graham Wilson Millrace, Disley
The Long Day Done Jeremy Rowan Robinson Hayloft, Kirkby Stephen
Bread and Ashes Tony Anderson Cape
Invisible on Everest Mike C Parsons & Mary B Rose Northern Liberties
Tibet, Tibet Patrick French Harper Collins
Tricks of the Light Alison Fell Doubleday
Mountain Outlaw Ian R Mitchell Luath Press
Skye 360 Andrew Dempster Luath Press
Monte Cassino Matthew Parker Headline
Peak Experiences Ian Marshall University of Virginia Press
     
   
   
2002    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
Fatal Mountaineer Robert Roper Melia
Shortlist    
Over the Edge Greg Child Piatkus
Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World Lyn Hill with Greg Child Harper Collins
Expeditions Andrew Lindblade Hardie Grant, Victoria, Australia
The Evidence of Things Not Seen W H Murray Bâton Wicks
Travels with the Flea Jim Perrin In Pinn
The Beckoning Silence Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
Other entries    
Everest Adventure C J Charley Puffin
The Flame of Adventure Simon Yates Jonathan Cape
Dougal Haston Jeff Connor Canongate
Life in a Postcard Rosemary Bailey Bantam
Nepalese Journey Andrew Stevenson Constable
Hunted David Fletcher Constable
Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest Judy and Tashi Tenzing Robert Hale
On Sacred Mountains Martin J Goodman Heart of Albion
Cry from the Highest Mountain Tess Burrows Traveller's Eye, Washington
Wild Winds Ed Darack Cordee
Tigers of the Snow Jonathan Neale Little Brown
Detectives on Everest Jochen Hemmleb & Eric R Simonson Cordee
Climb! The History of Rock Climbing in Colorado Jeff Achey, Dudley Chelton, Bob Godfrey Cordee
Fifty Favourite Climbs Mark Kroese Cordee
The High Himalaya Art Wolfe Cordee
Touching the Top of the World Erik Weihenmayer Coronet
Vertical Margins Rueben Ellis Eurospan, Univ. of Wisconsin Press
Beyond Adventure Colin Mortlock Cicerone, Milnthorpe
     
   
   
2001    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
Hazard's Way Roger Hubank Ernest Press
Shortlist    
Climbing Everest Pat Ament Ragged Mountain/McGraw Hill, New York
The Middle-Aged Mountaineer Jim Curran Constable
Pyrenean High Route John Harding Tiercel Publishing
Touching my Father's Soul Jamling Tenzing Norgay with Broughton Coburn Ebury Press
Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest Ed Webster Odyssey Books
Other entries    
On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands Ian R Mitchell Luath Press
Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine Julie Summers Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Legless but Smiling Norman Croucher St Ives Printing and Publishing
The Mountain Skills Training Handbook Pete Hill &
Stuart Johnson
David & Charles
The Wall Alexander & Thomas Huber David & Charles
The Stone Flood Franz Hohler Harvill Press
Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole Fergus Fleming Granta
True Summit David Roberts Constable
Caucasus (political travel book) Nicholas Griffin Headline
Everest - 80 Years of Triumph and Tragedy Peter Gillman Little Brown
The Dishonorable Dr Cook Bradford Washburn &
Peter Cherici
Cordee
Kiss or Kill Mark Twight Cordee
The Second Death of George Mallory Reinhold Messner Melia
Buddism in the Western Himalaya Laxman S Thuakur Oxford University Press, New Dehli
The Wilderness World of Cameron McNeish Cameron McNeish In Pinn
A Brief History of Mountaineering Colin Wells Mountain Heritage Trust
     
   
   
2000    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
The Wildest Dream: Mallory, His Life and Conflicting Passions Peter & Leni Gillman Headline
Shortlist    
Hell of a Journey (Scottish winter mountain-walking) Mike Cawthorne Mercat Press
Travail So Gladly Spent Tom Price Ernest Press
White Rosie Thomas Heinemann
A Slender Thread Stephen Venables Hutchinson
Other entries    
White Death McKay Jenkins Fourth Estate
The Magic of the Munros Irvine Butterfield David & Charles
Caprice, Capriccio, Capriccioso Milcham Karos Melissa Karilahti, Bjorneborg, Finland
High Risk Matt Dickinson Hutchison
Year Books of the Ladies Alpine Club Johanna Merz Alpine Club Library
Killing Dragons: A History of Alpine Exploration Fergus Fleming Granta
A Journey North (hiking the Appalachain trail) Adrienne Hall Cordee
Not without Peril (incidents in Presidential Range, NH) Nicholas Howe Cordee
Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival Frances Ashcroft Harper Collins
Climbing High (surviving an Everest Tragedy) Lene Gammelgaard Pan Books
Military Mountaineering Bronco Lane Hayloft, Kirby Stephen
Rock Climbing in England and Wales Neil Champion &
David Simmonite
New Holland
Siegfried Herford Keith Treacher Ernest Press
Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering Chick Scott Cordee
On Top of the World: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains Richard Sale &
John Cleare
Harper Collins
Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams Gertrude Reinisch Carreg
Kingdoms Beyond the Clouds Jonathan Gregson Macmillan
Lonely Hills and Wilderness Trails Richard Gilbert David & Charles
How the English Made the Alps Jim Ring John Murray
     
   
   
1999    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
Totem Pole Paul Pritchard Constable
Shortlist    
High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington Jim Curran Constable
Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves David Rose &
Ed Douglas
Michael Joseph
Ghosts of Everest: Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine Jochen Hemmleb, Larry A Johnson & Eric R Simonson Macmillan
Songs of Silence Patricia Barrie Honno Welsh Womens' Press
Other entries    
Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer Janet Robertson University of Colorado Press
Jordan Walks, Treks, Aves, Climbs, Canyons Di Taylor &
Tony Howard
Cicerone, Milnthorpe
High Exposure Dave Breashears Canongate
Great British Ridge Walks Bill Birkett David & Charles
Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers Ian R Mitchell Luath Press
Creagh Dhu Climber: Life and Tines of John Cunningham Jeff Connor Ernest Press
Darkness and the Azure Anne Sauvy Bâton Wicks
     
   
   

1998

   
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
Eric Shipton, Everest and Beyond Peter Steele Constable
Shortlist    
A Deathful Ridge J A Wainwright Drake
The Peak: Past and Present Gordon Stainforth Constable
Sacred Mountains of the World Edwin Bernbaum Univ. of California Press
Postcards from the Edge Greg Child Cordee
Other entries    
Eiger Dreams Jon Krakauer Pan Books
Walking in the Alps Kev Reynolds Cicerone, Milnthorpe
Survival of the Fittest Mike Stroud Jonathan Cape
Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking Graham Wilson Millrac, Disley
Whalewatching with a Boy and a Boat Terry Gifford Redbeck Press
Ulrich Inderbinen Heidi Lanz & Lilianne de Meester Cordee
Hall and Ball, Kiwi Mountaineers Colin Monteath Cordee
Everest, Free to Decide Cathy O'Dowd &
Ian Woodhall
New Holland, Zebra Press, South Africa
The Climber's Handbook Garth Hattingh New Holland
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer Macmillan
The Face Richard Else &
Brian Hall
BBC
Fall of the Phantom Lord Andrew Todhunter Random House
Circular Walks in the Brecon Beacons Tom Hutton Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
Chomolungma Sings the Blues Ed Douglas Constable
     
   
   
1997    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Deep Play Paul Pritchard Bâton Wicks
Shortlist    
Against the Wall Simon Yates Jonathan Cape
Into Thin Air Jon Krakauer Macmillan
Icefields Thomas Wharton Jonathan Cape
Spirits of Place Jim Perrin Gomer Press
Dark Shadows Falling Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
Other entries    
Tree of Crows Lewis Davis Parthian
The Mountain Weeps Ian R Mitchell Stobcross
Escape Routes David Roberts The Mountaineers, Seattle
Cook and Peary Robert M Bryce Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Penn
Giovanni's Gift Bradford Morrow Flamingo
Above the Horizon Rosemary Cohen Alison & Busby
The Heart of the Cairngorms Jim Crumley Colin Baxter
The Duke of the Abruzzi Mirella Tenderini & Mike Shandrick Bâton Wicks
The Ordinary Route Harold Drasdo Ernest Press
Zen Explorations in Remotest New Guinea Neville Schulman Summersdale
First Ascent Lincoln Hall Simon & Schuster
Sacred Mountains Adrian Cooper Floris
Chasing Charlie Richard Henderson Black Raven
Do White Whales Sing at the Edge of the World Paul Wilson Granta
The First Descent of the Matterhorn Alan Lyall Gomer Press
Annapuma Circuit Andrew Stevenson Constable
Mont Blanc Stefano Ardito Swan Hill
Risking Adventure Jim Haberl

Swan Hill

The Death Zone Matt Dickinson Constable
     
   
   
1996    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl Audrey Salkeld Jonathan Cape
Shortlist    
The Return of John Macnab Andrew Greig Headline
Storms of Silence Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
A Spy on the Roof of the World Sydney Wignall Canongate
Other entries    
November Jon Barton, Paul Evans & Simon Norris Vertebrate Graphics

The Highland Highway

Heather Connon & Paul Roper Mainstream
Magic Mountains Rennie McOwan Mainstream
Himalaya Alpine Style Stephen Venables & Andy Fanshawe Hodder
Teton Tales Paul K Petzolt ICS Books, Merriville, Ind
The Lost Tribe Edward Marriott Macmillan
Where Warriors Met Edward Paice Tasker Publications
Mountain Footfalls Ian R Mitchell Mercat Press
Ice World Jeff Lowe

Cordee, Leicester, The Mountaineers, Seattle

The Rope Terry Gifford Redbeck Press
In the Zone Peter Potterfield The Mountaineers, Seattle
Walking to the Mountain Wendy Teasdill Asia 2000, Hong Kong
Walking More Ridges of Lakeland Bob Allen Michael Joseph
May the Fire be Always Lit Ian Thomson Ernest Press
Over the Hills and Far Away Rob Collister Ernest Press
Gary Hemming: The Beatnik of the Alps Mirella Tenderini Ernest Press
     
   
   
1995    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     

Winner

   
Geoffrey Winthrop Young Alan Hankinson Hodder
Shortlist    
K2 The Story of the Savage Mountain Jim Curran Hodder
Vertical Pleasure Mick Fowler Hodder
Everest Calling Lorna Siggins Mainstream
The Burgess Book of Lies Adrian & Alan Burgess Cloud Cap, Seattle
Other entries    
On Top of Africa Neville Schulman Element Books
One for Sorrow John Lister Kaye Balnain Books, Nairn
Weir's Wood Tom Weir Canongate
The Last Hero -Bill Tilman Tim Madge Hodder
The Game of Mountain and Chance Anne Sauvy Bâton Wicks
6194 Denali Solo Ed Darack Darack, Davis, California
The Last Hundred Hamish Brown Mainstream
     
   
   
1994    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
At The Rising of the Moon Dermot Somers Bâton Wicks
Shortlist    
Amoung Mountains Jim Crumley Mainstream
Alps 4000 Martin Moran David & Charles, Newton Abbot
No Place to Fall Victor Saunders Hodder
We Aspired Pete Sinclair Utah State Univ. Press
Other entries    
A Dry Ship to the Mountains Daniel Farson Michael Joseph
Beyond the Limits Stacey Allison with
Peter Carlin
Little Brown
Highest Peaks Jeremy Ashcrof David & Charles, Newton Abbot
On Top of the World Rebecca Stephens Macmillan
Walking the Lakeland Tom Lawton Ward Lock
Hold the Heights Walt Unsworth Hodder
On the Edge of Europe Audrey Salkeld &
Jose Bermudez
Hodder
Beyond Risk Nicholas O'Connell Diadem, The Mountaineers
The Cuillin Gordon Stainforth Constable
Blind Corners Geoff Tabin ICS Books, Merrillville, Ind
Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber Steve Roper Bâton Wicks
Memoirs of a Mountain Guide Lou Whittaker &
Andrea Gabbard
The Mountaineers
Spirits of the Air Kurt Diemberger Hodder
In Search of Limits Mark Bles Hodder
Walking the Watershed Dave Hewitt Tacit Press
Arka Tagh: The Mysterious Mountains William Holgate Ernest Press
In the Shadow of Denali Jonathan Waterman Delta, New York
Munros Fables Grant Hutchison &
Chris Tyler
Tacit Press
     
   
   
1993    
 Work  Author  Publisher
 
Winner    
The Ascent Jeff Long Headline
Shortlist    
The Undiscovered Country Phil Bartlett Ernest Press
This Game of Ghosts Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
Other entries    
The Autonomous Region Kathleen Jamie &
Sean Mayne-Smith
Bloodaxe
Electric Brae Andrew Greig Canongate
Ballooning Over Everest Leo Dickinson Jonathan Cape
Shadows on the Wasteland Mike Stroud Jonathan Cape
Nothing So Simple as Climbing G J F Dutton Diadem
In the High Mountains Emil Zsigmondy Ernest Press
Breaking Loose Dave Cook Ernest Press
Hands of a Climber (Colin Kirkus) Steve Dean Ernest press
My Ascent of Mont Blanc Henriette d'Angeville Harper Collins
On Foot in Snowdonia Bob Allen Michael Joseph
Mount McKinley Fred Beckey The Mountaineers, Seattle
Stories off the Wall John Roskelley The Mountaineers, Seattle
Mixed Emotions Greg Child The Mountaineers, Seattle
Exploring the Lakeland Fells Tom Lawton Ward Lock
Zen in the Art of Climbing Mountains Neville Schulman Element Books
A Race Against Time David Hempleman-Adams Self Publishing
     
   
   
1992    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
In Monte Viso's Horizon Will McLewin The Ernest Press
Shortlist    
My Vertical World Jerzy Kukuczka Hodder
Flammes de Pierre Anne Sauvy Diadem
Spirit of the Age - Royal Robbins Pat Ament Adventure's Meaning Press, Nebraska
The Water People Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
Other entries    
Master of Rock Pat Ament Adventure's Meaning Press, Nebraska
The Great Blue Dream Robert Leonard Reid Hutchnson
The Social Climbers Chris Darwin &
John Amy
Mainstream
Second Man on the Rope Ian R Mitchell Mercat Press
People in High Places Audrey Salkeld Jonathan Cape
K2 - The 1939 Tragedy Andrew Kauffmann &
William L Putnam
Diadem
Last Days John Roskelly Hodder
The Golden Peak Kathleen Jamie Virago
Lakeland Gordon Stainforth Constable
Mount McKinley - The Conquest of Denali Bradford Washburn &
David Roberts
Harry N Abrams, New York
     
   
   
1991    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Mer de Glace Alison Fell Methuen
A View from the Ridge Dave Brown &
Ian Mitchell
The Ernest Press
Shortlist    
The Endless Knot Kurt Diemburger Grafton
Suspended Sentences Jim Curran Hodder
Other entries    
The Secret Life of Snowdonia Michael Leach Chatto and Windus
Eyes to the Hills Gordon Stainforth Constable
Passionate Quests Sonia Melchett Heinemann
Coming Through Andy Forshaw Hodder
Free Spirit Reinhold Messner Hodder
Uphill all the Way John Hawridge Michael Joseph
Wainwright's Favourite Lakeland Mountains A Wainwright Michael Joseph
Yes to Dance Jim Perrin Oxford Illustrated Press
     
   
   
1990    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Elusive Summits Victor Saunders Hodder
Shortlist    
Vortex David Harris Diadem
Footloose in the Himalayas Mike Harding Michael Joseph
Mountains and Other Ghosts Dermot Somers Diadem
Other entries    
Exploring the Hidden Himalaya Soli Mehta &
Harish Kapardia
Hodder
Mountains of Heaven C Howard-Bury Hodder
10 Letters to John Muir Terry Gifford Burbage
Braver than the Ghurkhas Sikhar Word Publishing
Escape from Katmandu Kim Stanley Robinson Tor Books, New York
High Asia Jill Neate Unwin Hyman
Rescue Paul Beqver &
Paul Berriff
Patrick Stevens
Everest (2nd Edition) Walt Unsworth Oxford Illustrated Press
The Condition of Ice Christopher Burns Secker and Warburg
Forest and Crag Jon and Laura Waterman Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston
Icewalk Robert Swan Jonathan Cape
The Mountains of Europe Kev Reynolds Oxford Illustrated Press
The Loneliest Mountain Lincoln Hall Simon and Schuster, Sydney
Gabe's fall Peter Lars Sandberg Birchfield Books, New Hampshire
The Handbook of Climbing Allen Fyffe &
Iain Peter
Pelham Books
     
   
   
1989    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Climbers M John Harrison Gollancz
Shortlist    
Everest - Kangshung Face

Stephen Venables

Hodder
Other entries    
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District Tim Noble David and Charles
Soldiers and Sherpas Brummie Stokes Michael Joseph
Wainwright on the Lakeland Mountain Passes A Wainwright Michael Joseph
Wild Trails to Far Horizons Mike Cudahy Unwin Hyman
A History of Women Climbing Shirley Angell Pinnacle Club
On the Big Hill Mark Anderson Faber
Scotland's Winter Mountains Martin Moran David and Charles
     
   
   
1988    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Touching the Void Joe Simpson Jonathan Cape
Shortlist    
Feeding the Rat Al Alvarez Bloomsbury
Thin Air Greg Child Patrick Stephens
K2, Triumph and Tragedy Jim Curran Hodder
Other entries    
Thunder Dragon Kingdom Stephen K Berry Crowood Press
Window on to Annapurna Joy Stephens Gollancz
Trekking from Sikkim to Pakistan Ann Mitcalfe &
Doug Wilson
Hodder, Auckland
Nanda Devi John Roskelly Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania
At the Sharp End Paul Nunn Unwin Hyman
     
   
     
   
1987    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
In the Footsteps of Scott Roger Mear &
Robert Swan
Jonathan Cape
Shortlist    
K2, Savage Mountain,
Savage Summer
John Barry Oxford Illustrated Press
Native Stones David Craig Secker and Warburg
Other entries    
Journey to the Centre of the Earth Nicholas &
Richard Crane
Bantam Press
The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine Tom Holzel &
Audrey Salkeld
Jonathan Cape
Land of the Snow Lion Elaine Brook Jonathan Cape
Living on the Edge Cherie Bremer Kamp Mead and Becket, Sydney
Hearth Stones in the Hills Stowers Johnson Robert Hale
Beneath the Mountains David Rose &
Richard Gregson
Hodder
The Price of Adventure Hamish MacInnes Hodder
Norman Collie - A Life in Two Worlds Christine Mill Aberdeeen University Press
The Stone Spiral Terry Gifford Giant Steps
A Dream of White Horses Edwin Drummond Diadem
     
   
     
   
1986    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Painted Mountains Stephen Venables Hodder
Shortlist    
Kingdoms of Experience Andrew Greig Hutchinson
On and Off the Rocks Jim Perrin Gollancz
Savage Snows Walt Unsworth Hodder
Other entries    
Welsh Rock Trevor Jones
Geoff Milburn
Pic Publications, Glossop
The Young Geographer Investigates Mountains Terry Jennings Oxford University Press
The Two Year Mountain Phil Deutschle Bradt Publications
Bicycles up Kilimanjaro Nicholas & Richard Crane Oxford Illustrated Press
The Great Walking Adventure Hamish Brown Oxford Illustrated Press
A Pennine Journey A Wainwright Michael Joseph
Sweep Search Hamish MacInnes Hodder
Clouds from Both Sides Julie Tullis Grafton
The Munros in Winter Martin Moran David and Charles, Newton Abbot
The Windhorse Elaine Brook &
Julie Donnelly
Michael Joseph
Everest Grand Circle Ned Gillette &
Jan Reynolds
The Mountaineers, Seattle
     
   
   
1985    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
Menlove Jim Perrin Gollancz
Shortlist    
Summit Fever Andrew Greig Hutchinson
Journey After Dawn William Peascod Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe
Other entries    
Smythe's Mountains Harry Calvert Gollancz
Rock Climbing in Great Britain David Jones Collins
Mountains of Wales Terry Marsh Hodder
Wainwright on the Pennine Way A Wainwright Michael Joseph
     
   
     
   
1984    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Joint winners    
Living High Linda Gill Hodder, Auckland
The Shishapangma Expedition Doug Scott &
Alex Macintyre
Granada
Other entries    
Mountain Lakeland Tom Bowker Hale
Passage of the Alps Edward Pyatt Hale
Summits of Snowdonia Terry Marsh Hale
Everest - The Ultimate Challenge Alan Burgess &
Jim Palmer
Hodder, Toronto
Two Generations Sir Edmund &
Peter Hillary
Hodder, Auckland
West Highlands Walk Hamish MacInnes Hodder
Fell Walking with Wainwright A Wainwright Hodder
East of Everest Bob Langley Michael Joseph
Mountains of the Middle Kingdom Galen Rowell Sierra Club Books, San Francisco
A Man and His Mountains Norman Croucher Kaye and Ward
The Alternative Adventure Colin Mortlock Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe
The Ridiculous Mountains G J F Dutton Diadem
     
   
   
1983    
 Work  Author  Publisher
     
Winner    
No award made    
Entries    
Lundy's War Brian Carter Dent
Beyond Endurance Glen Bennet Secker and Warburg
Expeditions and Exploration Nigel Gifford Macmillan
High Level David Bell Gollancz
Himalayan Kingdoms Bob Gibbons &
Bob Asford
Batsford
First Across the Roof of the World Graeme Dingle & Peter Hillary Hodder, Auckland
Memorable Munros Richard Gilbert Diadem
Lakeland's Greatest Pioneers Bill Birkett Robert Hale