Banff ‘double’ proves elusive for BMC guidebook

Posted by Tony Ryan on 02/11/2007
BMC winners, Banff 2006. Photo: Tara Nicholson

Just like the England rugby union team, the new Stanage guidebook made it to the final, but came away empty-handed.

As reported earlier this week, the latest BMC guidebook to climbing in the Peak District, Stanage – The Definitve Guide, reached the final of the Banff Mountain Book Festival. The winners were announced yesterday evening, and the festival committee chose Deep Water, written by Mike Robertson and published by Rockfax as the best book in the Mountain Exposition category, which was won last year by the BMC guidebook Burbage, Millstone and Beyond.

The Grand Prize went to Forever on the Mountain, by James M Tabor, an investigation of the 1967 disaster on Mount McKinley, which took the lives of seven men. Stephen Venables won the Mountain Literature award with his autobiography, Higher Than the Eagle Soars. Both these books are shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize, which will be announced at the Kendal Mountain Book Festival on Friday 16 November.

See the Banff Mountain Festivals website for the full list of 2007 award winners 



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