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