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The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Join us as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2017.

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature is THE premier mountain literature award worldwide and commemorates the lives of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker who were lost on the North East Ridge of Everest in 1982. It is awarded to the author of an original work, which has made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature. 

The Boardman Tasker Judges had a tough job selecting the shortlist from 34 entries. So who will be the 35th winner of the coveted Boardman Tasker Prize? 

Join us in the Malt Room from 1pm for an inspiring afternoon of literature, hosted by mountaineer and author Stephen Venables, with interviews and readings from the authors, including Tommy, Rob, Ed, Christopher and Bernadette and, of course, the nail-biting wait for the winner to be announced. 

The shortlisted authors are: 

  • Tommy Caldwell - The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
  • Rob Collister - Days to Remember
  • Ed Douglas -The Magician’s Glass
  • Erhard Loretan with Jean Ammann - Night Naked: A Climber’s Autobiography
  • Christopher Nicholson - Among the Summer Snows
  • Bernadette McDonald - Art of Freedom

It is going to be a fantastic afternoon!



Ed Douglas Ed Douglas

Ed is a writer and journalist with a passion for the wilder corners of the natural world. He is an enthusiastic amateur climber and mountain traveller, with a particular interest in the Himalaya.

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Bernadette McDonald Bernadette McDonald

Bernadette is a writer and mountain culture consultant based in Banff, Alberta. She is the author of ten books on mountaineering and mountain culture

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Tommy Caldwell Tommy Caldwell

The world-famous American climber famous for free-climbing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, and the first ascent of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia.

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Christopher Nicholson Christopher Nicholson

Christopher is an author of three acclaimed novels.

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Rob Collister Rob Collister

Rob is an experienced and well respected UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

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