One Day As a Tiger scoops Grand Prize at Banff
- Saturday 8th November 2014
Nov 8th 2014
One Day As a Tiger, John Porter’s biography of Alex MacIntyre, has won the coverted Grand Prize at the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Festival. John Porter was at Banff to accept the award in person.
This award continues the remarkable success that Vertebrate Publishing has enjoyed at the Festival in recent years when they also won the Grand Prize in 2009 with Revelations, the autobiography of world-famous rock climber Jerry Moffatt.
Commenting on the win, Vertebrate’s Publishing Manager John Coefield said: “This news has blown us away. Winning any award at Banff is a big deal, but to win the Grand Prize is a tremendous achievement and we're very proud to be the publisher of One Day As A Tiger. Our congratulations to John on both awards he has won at Banff, and for writing such an incredible book. A book all mountaineers, armchair or actual, must read.”
After this major win at Banff, Vertebrate is now waiting to see if it will be successful at the other awards for which its books have recently been shortlisted: the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal and The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.
The full list of category winners at the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition is as follows:
Mountain and Wilderness Literature, Non-Fiction: The Jon Whyte Award
The Homeward Wolf Kevin Van Tighem, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2013)
Mountaineering History: The James Monroe Thorington Award
One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism John Porter, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2014)
Adventure Travel Award
Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari Paul Theroux, McClelland & Stewart (Canada, 2013)
Mountain Fiction and Poetry Award
Letters from Chamonix David Stevenson, Imaginary Mountain Surveyors (Canada, 2014)
Mountain Guidebook Award
Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, Mauro Mazzo, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014)
Mountain Image Award
Vulkane: Expeditionen zu den gef hrlichsten Kratern der Welt Carsten Peter, National Geographic /NG Malik Buchgesellschaft (Germany, 2013)
Special Jury Mention
The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway Arno Kopecky, Douglas & McIntyre (Canada 2013)
For more information about the Banff Mountain Book Awards visit here
For more information on Vertebrate Publishing books visit here