Banff Mountain Book Festival

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The Banff Mountain Book Festival is an annual book festival held at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada.

The following prizes are awarded:

Grand Prize[edit]

  • 1995 Jim Curran, K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
  • 1996 Stephen Venables, Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
  • 1997 Stefano Ardito, Mont Blanc: Discovery and Conquest of the Giant of the Alps
  • 1998 Audrey Salkeld, World Mountaineering: The World's Great Mountains
  • 1999 Paul Pritchard, The Totem Pole
  • 2000 Bradford Washburn, Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography
  • 2001 Roger Hubank, Hazard's Way
  • 2002 W. H. Murray, The Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Mountaineer's Tale
  • 2003 David Roberts, Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
  • 2004 Chris Duff, Southern Exposure: A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand's South Island
  • 2005 Karsten Heuer, Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd
  • 2006 Jeff Long, The Wall
  • 2007 James M. Tabor, Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
  • 2008 Sid Marty, The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek
  • 2009 Jerry Moffatt, Jerry Moffatt: Revelations
  • 2010 John Long, The Stonemasters : California Rock Climbers in the Seventies
  • 2011 Bernadette McDonald, Freedom Climbers
  • 2012 Philip Connors, Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout
  • 2013 Tim Cope, On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
  • 2014 John Porter, One Day as a Tiger: Alex Macintyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism
  • 2015 Richard Wagamese, Medicine Walk[1]

Other categories[edit]

  • Best Book — Mountain Literature
  • Best Book — Mountain Image
  • Best Book — Adventure Travel
  • Best Book — Mountaineering History
  • Special Jury Mention
  • Canadian Rockies Award

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chris Ketchum (November 9, 2015). "Banff Mountain Book Competition Announces Winners". Rock and Ice Magazine. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 

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