This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. In 1982 Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared at a key juncture, during a bold attempt to make the first, full ascent of the entire North East Ridge of Everest.
This award was instigated both as memorial to two outstanding mountaineers, but also to recognise their individual achievements as writers in the belief that the best way to honour their memory was through encouraging other talented authors within mountain literature.
For thirty years, ‘B-T’ – as it is invariably known – has played a key role in championing mountain literature both at home and abroad. To celebrate this key anniversary, Britain’s leading mountaineers and mountain authors – including Sir Chris Bonington, Roger Hubank, Doug Scott, Stephen Venables, Charles Clarke and Andy Cave – will take to the stage to both celebrate the award and think back thirty years to those epic days on Everest. With archive film footage by Jim Curran & Allen Jewhurst (Chameleon TV)
Sponsored by Berghaus