Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Prize announced


The shortlist for the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature has been released, and it looks like 2015 could be a vintage year. 

This year’s judges – Robin Campbell, Graham Desroy and Terry Gifford – have chosen the following five books from the 36 entries received:

‘In Some Lost Place’ by Sandy Allen (Vertebrate Publishing)
‘Snowblind: Tales of Alpine Obsession’ by Daniel Arnold (Counterpoint)
‘The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains’ by Barry Blanchard (Patagonia)
‘Cold Feet, Stories of a Middling Climber’ by David Pagel (self-published)
‘One Day as a Tiger’ by John Porter (Vertebrate Publishing)

The winner will be announced at a prize giving ceremony on 21st November at the Kendal Mountain Festival. Good luck to all the shortlisted writers!


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