Two of the candidates are regular UKC contributors. Both Andy Kirkpatrick and Gordon Stainforth have contributed several reviews and excellent articles to the site and we wish them both the best of luck!
Gordon commented to UKC: "I am thrilled to be shortlisted, but meanwhile I'm trying to put it out of my mind - which is a lot easier said than done!"
Andy commented to UKC: "The only book I've read on the BT list is Fiva, and although it may be a 'dark horse' my gut instinct is that people like Wade Davis always win these things, as they're 'serious' writers."
Two of the books are published by Sheffield's Vertebrate Publishing (Cold Wars and The Wild Within).
Vertebrate's Publishing Manager John Coefield commented on their website: "we're delighted for Andy and Simon that their books have been recognised by the award's judges. It further reinforces our commitment to continue the longstanding British tradition of publishing high quality mountaineering literature.".
The winner will be announced on Friday 16 November during the Kendal Mountain Festival.
For more information on the prize visit the Boardman Tasker Website.
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