/ Boardman Tasker prize - Harriet Tuckey wins
It's a terrific book and a very worthy winner. Certainly made me reevaluate the whole expedition. Bit of a shame Pugh didn't receive the recognition he was due back then.
I agree - probably the first mountaineering book I've read in years which has genuinely surprised me.
Sounds very interesting and further off the extremely well-beaten track than the title might initially suggest. A Banff prize-winner too and reviews on amazon are almost uniformly enthusiastic, except for one, from a Llywarch "yrhenwr".
This outlier is allegedly Jim Perrin.
What is his beef with this book that has had such wide praise?
Sock puppetry is pointless and hurts all writers in the end. I have no idea what he's trying to achieve with such a spiteful review.
For a little balance, here's my review of Harriet's excellent book.
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