Doug Scott wins the Kekoo Naoroji Award for Mountain Literature
- Tuesday 13 September 2016
Up and About, the autobiography of British mountaineer Doug Scott, has won the Himalayan Club’s prestigious Kekoo Naoroji Award for Mountain Literature.
This first volume of Doug's autobiography, which tells his story from growing up in Nottingham to becoming one of first two Britons to reach the summit of Everest, was selected by the award’s judges on the basis of its outstanding contribution to literature about the Himalayan region.
In response to the announcement, Jon Barton, managing director at Vertebrate Publishing, commented:
‘This is a staggering award recognising books about mountaineering in the greater ranges. We're humbled that this is the second time a Vertebrate author has received the award, following Tony Smythe's win for his biography My Father, Frank in 2015.’
This month marks the forty-first anniversary of Doug and Dougal Haston's first British ascent of Everest, as lead climbers on Chis Bonington's 1975 South-West Face expedition. For photos from Up and About, check out our blog.