Roger Hubank is a novelist specializing in mountaineering fiction. He began climbing in the era of moleskin breeches, jammed knots and long run-outs. Forced into semi-retirement by the usual mid-life pressures he took to literature, publishing his first novel, North Wall, in 1979.
He went on to write Hazard`s Way. Set in Edwardian Britain among the climbing community at Wasdale Head, it won the Boardman Tasker Prize , the Grand Prix at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, and received a Special Recommendation from the Royal Society of Literature. Then followed North, a novel of exploration based on the tragic American Lady Franklin Bay expedition of 1881. Though more to do with ice than mountains it received a Special Jury Award at the Banff Festival. Two further novels followed, the last of which, Evening Light, appeared in 2009.