British Guidebook Nominated For Banff Award

The 2006 BMC publication Burbage, Millstone & Beyond has been nominated for the Banff Mountain Exposition Award at the forthcoming Banff Mountain Film Festival. Volume editor, and renowned photographer Dave Simmonite is chuffed to bits that a British cragging guide has beaten off the likes of Sport Climbs In The Canadian Rockies and Rock Climbing Europe. The four finalists for the annual award are: Bhutan: A Trekker?s Guide, Bart Jordans, Cicerone Press (UK, 2005) 1852843985 Burbage, Millstone and Beyond, David Simmonite, editor, BMC (UK, 2006) 0-903908-77-8 Colorado Ice: Vol.1, 2nd Edition, Jack Roberts, Polar Star Publishing (USA, 2005) 0-965109-1-8 Thailand: A Climbing Guide, Sam Lightner, The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2005) 0-89886-750-9 But we reckon the Thai guide is only in because its predecessor had so many pictures of scantily clad men and women lounging around on golden beaches 😉 Other British finalists in other categories include: Mountain Literature: The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing?s Greatest Generation, Clint Willis, Carroll & Graf (USA, 2006) 0-7867-1579-0 The Climbing Essays, Jim Perrin, Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd (UK, 2006) 1-903238-47-1 Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance 1935 ? The Forgotten Adventure, Tony Astill, Tony Astill (UK, 2005) 0-9549201-0-4 Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club, George Band, HarperCollins Publishers Great Britain (UK, 2006) 000720364/0 Adventure Travel: Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home, Nando Parrado, Orion Books (UK, 2006) 0752871935 The awards are announced next week on Nov 2nd. See the Banff website for more details. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–