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Boardman Tasker Prize For Mountain Literature
The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature is an annual prize of £3,000 awarded by the Boardman Tasker Charitable Trust to an author or authors for 'an original work which has made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature.' It was established in memory of British climbers Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker, both of whom wrote books about their mountaineering expeditions, after their deaths on the north-east ridge of Mount Everest
Mount Everest
in 1982. It can be awarded for a piece of fiction or non-fiction, poetry or drama, although the work must have been written in (or translated into) English
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Peter Gillman
Peter Gillman (born 1942) is a British writer and journalist specializing (but not exclusively) in mountaineering topics. His book, Direttissima; the Eiger
Eiger
Assault (1967), also published under the title Eiger
Eiger
Direct, co-authored with Dougal Haston, told the story of the ascent of the Eiger
Eiger
North Face in which John Harlin
John Harlin
II lost his life.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Writing 2.2 Additional activities3 Awards 4 Works4.1 Selected articles5 ReferencesEarly life and education[edit] Gillman attended Hawes Down school, Dulwich College (1953–61), and University College Oxford (1961–64)
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Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin
(born 30 March 1947) is an English rock climber and travel writer. He was born Ernest James Perrin [1] in Manchester, England. As a writer, he has made regular contributions on travel, mountaineering, literature and the environment to a number of newspapers and climbing magazines. As a climber, he has developed many new routes, particularly in North Wales and on the sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire, as well as making solo ascents of a number of difficult established routes. He has won the Boardman Tasker prize twice, first for Menlove (1985), his biography of John Menlove Edwards, and again as joint winner (alongside Andy Cave's 'Learning to Breathe) for The Villain (2005), a biography of Don Whillans.[2] Several of his other books have been shortlisted for this award
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Doug Scott
Douglas Keith Scott CBE, known as Doug Scott
Doug Scott
(born 29 May 1941, Nottingham, England), is an English mountaineer noted for the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest
Mount Everest
on 24 September 1975. During
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Stephen Venables
Stephen Venables (born 2 May 1954) is a British mountaineer and writer, and is a past president of the South Georgia Association and of the Alpine Club.Contents1 Mountaineer 2 Awards and honors 3 Books by Venables 4 References 5 See also 6 External linksMountaineer In 1988, Venables became the first Briton to ascend the summit of Mount Everest
Mount Everest
without bottled oxygen. His ascent, as far as the South Col, was by a new route up the Kangshung Face
Kangshung Face
from Tibet, with just three other climbers, Americans Robert Anderson and Ed Webster, and Canadian Paul Teare. All four reached the South Col
South Col
but Teare decided to descend from here, concerned about incipient altitude sickness
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Robert Swan
Robert Charles Swan, OBE, FRGS (born 28 July 1956) is the first person to walk to both Poles.[1] He was born on 28 July 1956 in Durham, England, and attended Aysgarth School and then Sedbergh School
Sedbergh School
(1969–1974) before completing a BA degree in Ancient History
Ancient History
(1976–1979) at St Chad's College, Durham University. He is currently an advocate for the protection of Antarctica
Antarctica
and renewable energy
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Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
Joe Simpson (born 1960) is an English mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. He is best known for his book Touching The Void and the 2003 film adaptation of his book.Contents1 Childhood Life 2 Climbing career 3 Bibliography 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksChildhood Life[edit] Simpson was born on 9 August 1960[1] in Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaysia,[2] where his father was stationed with the British Army. From the age of 8, Simpson travelled between schools in Britain and various countries where his father was stationed.[3] Simpson began rock climbing after being introduced to the sport by a teacher at Ampleforth College.[4] He was 14 when he read The White Spider
The White Spider
by Heinrich Harrer
Heinrich Harrer
about the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger by Harrer with Anderl Heckmair, Fritz Kasparek, and Ludwig Vörg in 1938
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Victor Saunders
Victor Saunders is a British mountaineer[1] and author. He trained as an architect[2] at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Trevor Braham
Trevor H Braham (born 22 April 1922[1]), is a British former Himalayan explorer and mountaineer most active in the mid-20th century. Braham joined the Himalayan Club in 1946 becoming its regional secretary based in Calcutta by March 1949.[1] He had joined the Swiss Alpine Club in 1948, and later the Alpine Club in 1951. He was Vice President of the Himalayan Club (1958–1965), Honorary Editor of the Himalayan Journal
Himalayan Journal
(1957–59) and was elected as an Honorary member of the Himalayan Club in 1980. Trevor Braham's halycon years (1950–1972), corresponded with the "Himalayan Golden Age"[2] when an international frenzy developed to achieve the first ascent of the world's highest peaks
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Robert Roper
Robert Roper (1757–1838) was an English architect who practised from an office in Preston, Lancashire.[1] His works include at least two new country houses, Claughton Hall,[2] and Leagram Hall,[3] both of which have since been demolished
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Alex MacIntyre
Alex MacIntyre (1954 - 1982) was a British mountaineer in the 1970s.[1] He is known for developing new climbing techniques that enabled ascents not previously accomplished.Contents1 Early life 2 Climbing 3 Climbing in the Himalaya 4 Death 5 Publications 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] MacIntyre was born in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, to Scottish Catholic parents. His first experience of climbing came after his parents moved to Letchmore Heath
Letchmore Heath
while Alex studied for his A-levels at Watford Grammar School. Almost as soon as he entered the school, MacIntyre joined the London Mountaineering Club and frequently went on weekend climbing trips to north Wales. In 1972, he was awarded four grade As at A-level
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Mount Everest
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal
Mahalangur Himal
sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China
China
( Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region) and Nepal
Nepal
(Province No. 1) runs across its summit point. The current official elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft), recognised by China
China
and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.[1] In 2005, China
China
remeasured the rock height of the mountain, with a result of 8844.43 m. There followed an argument between China
China
and Nepal
Nepal
as to whether the official height should be the rock height (8,844 m., China) or the snow height (8,848 m., Nepal)
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Kendal Mountain Festival
The Kendal
Kendal
Mountain Festival is an annual festival held in the town of Kendal, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District
Lake District
in the UK. It is one of the most diverse festivals of its kind in the world, attracting film premières from around the globe. Filmmakers, TV producers, adventurers, top brands, athletes and speakers gather to take part in four days of the films, talks, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.[citation needed] The British Mountaineering Council
British Mountaineering Council
states that it "is by far the largest and most varied event of its type in Europe and it's the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK."[1] At the heart of Kendal's programme is the mountain film competition, attracting film premières from around the world
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Jeff Long (writer)
Jeff Long (born 24 November 1951) is an American writer. Long is an experienced climber, and rock climbing often manifests in his writing. Many of his stories include plot elements that rely heavily on religious history or popular perceptions of religious events.Contents1 Awards and honors 2 Bibliography2.1 Fiction 2.2 Non-fiction3 References 4 External linksAwards and honors[edit]1993 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, The Ascent.[1] 2006 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize, The WallBibliography[edit] Fiction[edit]Angels of Light The Ascent Empire of Bones The Descent Year Zero The Wall The Reckoning Deeper: A Novel Too Close to GodNon-fiction[edit]Outlaw: The Story of Claude Dallas Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S
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Touching The Void
Touching the Void
Touching the Void
is a 1988 book by Joe Simpson, recounting his and Simon Yates' successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb of the 6,344-metre (20,813 foot) Siula Grande
Siula Grande
in the Peruvian Andes
Andes
in 1985.Contents1 Awards 2 Film 3 Plot 4 Notes 5 ReferencesAwards[edit] The book won the 1989 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature[1] and the 1989 NCR Book Award. Film[edit] In 2003, fifteen years after it was first published, the book was turned into a documentary film of the same name, directed by Kevin MacDonald
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