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Wild Country Book Launch and the Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

We had lots to celebrate last week. On Thursday (2 June) Mark Vallance – the founder of climbing equipment company Wild Country – launched his autobiography of the same name at Outside in Hathersage, and, we were supporting our authors at the first Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival – a collaboration with Sheffield Central Library and Vertebrate Publishing. Check out our photos below:

Mark demonstrating to a sell-out crowd at Outside how to use the revolutionary climbing devise the 'Friend'

Mark talking about climbing Broad Peak – the world's twelth highest mountain – in the Himalaya

Mark (right) and Ed Douglas who edited Mark's book Wild Country © Keith Sharples

World-class mountaineer Sandy Allan greeting visitors at the Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival and signing copies of his book, In Some Lost Place

Award-winning Sheffield poet, Helen Mort, talking about landscape, literature and the trail running routes that inspired her work

Young adult author Matt Dickinson revealing the story behind his latest expedition to Everest with Jagged Globe's 2016 Everest South Col team

Matt Dickinson brandishing a copy of The Everest Files and its sequel, North Face © Stan Taylor 

Sandy Allan with a copy of his book © Stan Taylor

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