Shortlist announced for 2016 Boardman-Tasker Award
- Thursday 25th August 2016
Aug 25th; 2016
The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountain Literature.
Interest in this prestigious award continues to run high and this year’s competition has resulted in 35 books being submitted, from personal journeys and adventures, poetry, biographies & autobiographies to novels. The last three years have seen well over 100 entries and a very high standard of submission has generally emerged.
The BT Award highlights afresh the memory of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker, but it seeks to do more than that. The Award recognises and rewards outstanding books of literature concerned with the mountain environment, books which will in turn challenge and inspire their readers, perhaps to climb or to explore the world of mountains, perhaps to write or perhaps to look at the world in a different way. Perpetuating and refreshing the challenge and inspiration of mountains through literature is one way in which the BT Trust seeks to remember Pete and Joe.
This year’s judges Graham Desroy (Chair), Terry Gifford and Helen Mort have selected the following books for this year’s shortlist:
Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and David Roberts
The Bond: Simon McCartney
Eruption: Simon Olson
Wild Country: Mark Vallance
The Maverick Mountaineer: Robert Wainwright
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