Banff Mountain Book Festival WINNERS

How would you like to be responsible to read all 113 festival entries?

Major winners were announced:

Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest, by Stephen Venables.

Yosemite in the Sixties, by Glen Denny.

Deep Water (Rockfax Climbing Guide), by Mike Robertson.

Wild Places, Wild Hearts: Nomads of the Himalaya, by Allen Smutylo.

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain that Killed My Father, by John Harlin III.

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest, by Lincoln Hall

Glen Boles: My Mountain Album; Art and Photography of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains, by Glen Boles.

Read more on the Awards; Banff Mountain Book Festival Award Winners

All of these books are great and recommended. But I have a gut feeling this was not one of the best years ever for outdoor adventure books. Most of the winners are predictable.

The best bet at being a new “classic” is this extensively researched investigation into the 1967 Mt. McKinley expedition. Only five of the 12-man team survived.

The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering’s Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters

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