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Banff Mountain Book Competition Long List Announced

Seven books by British authors and publishers have made the long list in the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Competition, which is part of the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Alberta, Canada.

Banff Mountain Book Festival Long List 2019.  © UKC News
Banff Mountain Book Festival Long List 2019.

The 2019 jury consists of Helen Mort, Paul McSorley and Nandini Purandare.

2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition – Category Finalists

Mountain Literature
$2000 - Sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Hangdog Days
Jeff Smoot, Mountaineers Books (USA, 2019)

Inner Ranges
Geoff Powter, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2018)

No Easy Way
Mick Fowler, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2018)

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss
David Smart, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2019)

Sharon Wood, Douglas & McIntyre (Canada, 2019)

Helen Mort, Claire Carter, Heather Dawe, Camilla Barnard, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2018)

Mountain Fiction & Poetry
$2000 - Sponsored by the Town of Banff

Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard
Jenna Butler, University of Alberta Press (Canada, 2018)

Rock as Gloss
Mark Goodwin, Longbarrow Press (UK, 2019)

The Equilibrium Line
David Wilson, The Poetry Business (UK, 2019)

Mountain Environment and Natural History
$2000 – Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Soap Company

Caribou Rainforest
David Moskowitz, Mountaineers Books (USA, 2018)

Down From the Mountain
Bryce Andrews, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA, 2019)

Kings of the Yukon
Adam Weymouth, Penguin Random House - Knopf Canada (Canada, 2018)

Adventure Travel
$2000 - Sponsored by Fjällräven

Barry Lopez, Random House Canada (Canada, 2019)

Lines on a Map
Frank Wolf, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2018)

Rough Magic
Lara Prior-Palmer, Catapult (USA, 2019)

The Animal One Thousand Miles Long
Leath Tonino, Trinity University Press (USA, 2018)

The Sun is a Compass
Caroline Van Hemert, Little, Brown Spark (USA, 2019)

Mountain Image
$2000 – Sponsored by Lake O'Hara Lodge

Alpenglow: The Finest Climbs on the 4000M Peaks of the Alps
Ben Tibbetts (UK, 2019)

Scenic Playground: The Story Behind New Zealand's Mountain Tourism
Peter Alsop, Te Papa Press (NZ, 2018)

The Grand Canyon: Beyond River and Rim
Pete McBride, Rizzoli International Publications (USA, 2018)

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship Archive: Adventure with the World's Oldest off-Road Cycling Club
Mark Hudson, Isola Press (UK, 2019)

$2000 – Sponsored by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Aoraki - Tai Poutini
Robert Frost, New Zealand Alpine Club (NZ, 2018)

Lake District Bouldering
Greg Chapman, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2019)

Safer Ski Touring in Norway
Espen Nordahl and Erlend Sande, Fri Flyt (Norway, 2018)

Training for the Uphill Athlete
Steve House, Scott Johnston and Kilian Jornet, Patagonia Books (USA, 2019)

Mountaineering Article
$2000 – Sponsored by the University of Alberta and the Alpine Club of Canada

Finding Protection in Bears Ears
Josh Ewing, The Climbing Zine (USA, August 2018)

The Last Days of Mark-André Leclerc
Matt Skenazy, Outside Magazine (USA, June 2018)

Thirteen Feet Under
Jayme Moye, Alpinist Magazine (USA, June 2019)

Magic Line
Lonnie Kauk, Alpinist Magazine (USA, May 2019)

Climbing Literature
$2000 - Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Books

All titles that are shortlisted in the categories above that have a theme of climbing are eligible for this award.

Grand Prize - The Phyllis and Don Munday Award
$4000 – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada

The short list of category award winners eligible for the Grand Prize will be announced in mid-October. The Grand Prize will be announced Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival and category awards will be presented to winning authors.

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