This year there were 23 entries for the award.
They were generally of a very good quality and came from the
UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and South Africa. The range of subject
matter was as ever diverse and included biography, fiction,
much historical material (Everest and K2 continue to fascinate
writers), travel accounts and spiritual journeys.
The judges for 2011, Barry Imeson (Chair), Bernard Newman
and Lindsay Griffin, have announced the following shortlist
Climbers by Bernadette McDonald,
published by Rocky Mountain Books 288
pages $32.95 (Canada)
The story of how Polish climbers emerged after the Second
World War and the rigours of the Russian occupation, and dominated
high altitude climbing.