Waymaking – an anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art wins Banff Mountain Book Competition Non-Fiction Award
- Friday 11 October 2019
Waymaking – an anthology of prose, poetry and art by women inspired by wild places and outdoor adventure – has been selected as the winner of the Mountain Literature (Non-Fiction) The Jon Whyte Award in the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition.
The book is now eligible for the competition’s $4,000 Grand Prize which will be announced on Thursday 31 October at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival where category awards will also be presented to the winning authors or editors.
Paul McSorley, 2019 Book Competition Jury said, 'This superb collection of women’s short stories, poems and illustrations is full of gems from end to end. Waymaking is an immersion into the tears, giggles, sighs and love that have gone into producing this precious yet ground-breaking work.'
The award annually presents an internationally recognised prize to authors or co-authors of an outstanding contribution to mountain literature. Other category winners include Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear by Bryce Andrews, The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim by Pete McBride and Aoraki - Tai Poutini: A Guide for Mountaineers by Robert Frost.
The book was published in 2018 by Vertebrate, which consistently wins category awards in the Banff Mountain Competition. In 2018 Tides by Nick Bullock won the Banff Mountain Literature Non-Fiction Award, in 2017 Art of Freedom by Bernadette McDonald won in the same category and in 2016 The Bond won in the Mountain and Wilderness Literature Award.