The reception and ceremony around the Book Competition portion of the 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival was held last night. A few people may be disappointed Wade Davis’ book hadn’t won, but the competition was tough evidently. Then again, few should be surprised that Fred Beckey’s book received a special mention by the international jury.
Here are the winners in each category and the grand prize winner:
Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa
Richard Grant, Free Press/Simon & Schuster (USA, 2011)
MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS LITERATURE
Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
Gordon Stainforth, Golden Arrow Books (UK, 2012)
Marc Bourdon, Quickdraw Publications (Canada, 2012)
Tibet: Culture on the Edge
Phil Borges, Rizzoli (USA, 2012)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER / BEST OVERALL
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Philip Connors, HarperCollins Publishers (USA 2011)
Thanks for dropping by again. Don’t forget to enter for the limited “It Lives” Hueco Rock Ranch tee that I am giving away courtesy of the American Alpine Club. Contest ends Monday.