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Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

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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". The prize was established in 1983 in memory of British climbers Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker, both of whom wrote books about their mountaineering expeditions, after their deaths on the northeast ridge of 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. The prize is announced at the annual Kendal Mountain Festival.[1][2]



Young Writer's Award


In 2012, an award for writers aged between 16 and 25 was introduced for works up to 1,500 words in length that must be "original unpublished literary work, whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, the central theme of which is concerned with the mountain environment". The prize is £250 and publication in Summit magazine.[3]

See also



  1. ^ Ryan, Tony (30 July 2013). "Boardman Tasker framed print auction: put your bid in". British Mountaineering Council. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Boardman Tasker Award 2014 Shortlist". Climber. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature Young Writer's Award". Boardman Tasker Charitable Trust. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2012.