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Simon McCartney (third from left) wins the 2016 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature for his book The Bond. Photo: Henry Iddon.
Simon McCartney (third from left) wins the 2016 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature for his book The Bond. Photo: Henry Iddon.

Vertebrate is one of the world’s leading independent publishers of outdoor titles, particularly within the mountaineering genre. Below is a list of just some of the prizes awarded to our books in recent years.

 

WINNING BOOKS

2016
The Bond by Simon McCartney
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature; WINNER
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain and Wilderness Literature (non-fiction) category; WINNER

1001 Climbing Tips by Andy Kirkpatrick
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain Guidebook category – WINNER

2015
Alpine Exposures by Jon Griffith
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain Image category – WINNER

My Father, Frank by Tony Smythe
Kekoo Naoroji Award – Mountain Literature Award – WINNER

2014
One Day As A Tiger by John Porter
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Grand Prize – WINNER
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountaineering History category – WINNER

2013
Troll Wall by Tony Howard
Trento Mountain Festival – ITAS ‘Opere Prima’ Award – WINNER

2012
Cold Wars by Andy Kirkpatrick
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER

2011
Peak District Bouldering by Rupert Davies, John Coefield and Jon Barton
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Best Guidebook – WINNER

Troll Wall by Tony Howard
Norwegian Mountain Literature Prize – Jury’s Special Award – WINNER

2010
Rock Athlete by Ron Fawcett
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER

2009
Revelations by Jerry Moffatt and Niall Grimes
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Grand Prize – WINNER

SHORTLISTED AND LONGLISTED BOOKS

2016
The Everest Files by Matt Dickinson
Trinity Schools Book Award – Junior Award – SHORTLISTED
Doncaster Book Awards – Secondary School category – SHORTLISTED

2015
Statement by Ed Douglas
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain and Wilderness Literature – SHORTLISTED

One Day As A Tiger by John Porter
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED
British Sports Book Awards – Biography of the Year – SHORTLISTED

In Some Lost Place by Sandy Allan
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED

The Everest Files by Matt Dickinson
CILIP Carnegie Medal – NOMINATED

2014
The Mantis by Philip Temple
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain Fiction and Poetry – SHORTLISTED

Hanging On by Martin Boysen
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain and Wilderness Literature – SHORTLISTED
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED

My Father, Frank by Tony Smythe
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED

2013
Echoes by Nick Bullock
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain and Wilderness Literature – SHORTLISTED
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED

2012
The Wild Within by Simon Yates
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED

2011
Lake District Mountain Biking by Richard Staton and Chris Gore
Lakeland Book of the Year – LONGLISTED

2010
Rock Athlete by Ron Fawcett
Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain and Wilderness Literature – SHORTLISTED

2009
Revelations by Jerry Moffatt
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – SHORTLISTED

Other award-winning VP books

As well as producing our own books, we also own the Bâton Wicks imprint and are the UK publisher of a range of prize-winning books from further afield. These include:

Freedom Climbers by Bernadette McDonald
2013 - Kekoo Naoroji Award – Mountain Literature Award – WINNER
2012 – American Alpine Club Literary Prize – WINNER
2011 – Banff Mountain Book Competition – Grand Prize – WINNER
2011 – Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER

Beyond the Mountain by Steve House
2009 – Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER
2009 – Banff Mountain Book Competition – Mountain Literature Award – WINNER

Deep Play by Paul Pritchard
1997 – Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER

Elusive Summits by Victor Saunders
1990 – Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER

Shishapangma by Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre
1983 – Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature – WINNER

General awards

2016
Vertebrate Publishing
National Adventure Awards – Media category – WINNER

 

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