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Troll Wall by Tony Howard wins the ITAS Prize at the 2013 Trento Festival

The Italian translation of Tony Howard's book Troll Wall has won the ITAS 'Opere Prima' prize at the 2013 Trento Film Festiva.

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Video: An interview with Tony Howard

Tony Howard is a British climbing legend. In 1965 he was part of the team that made the first British ascent of the Troll Wall in Norway. He later went on to found Troll Climbing Equipment with Alan Waterhouse and was soon joined by Paul Seddon, manufacturing chocks and other climbing equipment, but it was with Don Whillans that Troll really made its name: together they designed the ...

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Tony Howard's Top Ten Travel Tips

Famed for the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall and designing the modern sit harness, Tony Howard has dedicated his life to travelling around the globe in search of unclimbed rock and remote trekking adventures. His new book, Quest into the Unknown, is a catalogue of his travels from North Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Antarctica and ...

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Guest blog: Discovering Jordan – The History of Adventure Tourism in Jordan by Tony Howard

Tony checking out the previously unexplored Wadi Sirin, a 20km trek in North Jordan. Photo Mark Khano It all started a long time ago at Christmas 1983. After fortuitously watching David Lean's epic film Lawrence of Arabia I wrote to any address I could find in Jordan including the Royal Palace and the Tourism Ministry to see if I could get permission to climb in Wadi Rum. After ...

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Guest blog: Never trust a guide book – two cautionary tales by Tony Howard

Taken from Tony's book, Troll Wall. The superb Rock Bridge in the forbidden Farayidd Mountains on Egypt's Red Sea coast. Photo: Di Taylor. Tony has written and contributed to numerous walking and climbing guidebooks over the years, but two recent experiences inspired him to write these cautionary tales … Part one – Be prepared It was February and freezing ...

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Troll Wall Book Launch

Tuesday night saw the launch of our latest book Troll Wall at the Outside Café in Hathersage. This is a great place to launch a book – quite an intimate venue where all guests have pretty much front row seats as our authors talk about and read from their books. Outside's books expert Chris Harle and his team put on a great night, and Ed Douglas talked with Troll Wall's ...

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Photo: Troll Wall Book Award

We've just received a photo from Tony Howard of him with the prize he received at last year's Romsdal Mountain Festival for his book Troll Wall.  Troll Wall received the 'Jury's Special award for Norwegian Mountain Literature'. It was presented by Dave Durkan on behalf of www.mountain-people.org About eight new books and four earlier publications are considered ...

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Troll Wall Wins in Norway

Book award Jury's Special Award, Norwegian Mountain Literature Prize.

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Book of the month: Mountain Biking Trail Centres

Howard Cotton. Complete with details of difficulty, distance and Sat Nav coordinates, Mountain Biking Trail Centres, our September book of the month, is a unique guide to all the UK’s tailor-made off-road trails. The section we've chosen to offer as a free download for September is Sherwood Pines, which offers plenty of hidden woodland singletrack, open forest paths ...

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Photos: Andy Kirkpatrick Book Launch

Last night was the launch of Andy Kirkpatrick's new book Cold Wars. As with Ron Fawcett's autobiography, and Tony Howard's gripping book about the first ascent of the Troll Wall, Andy's launch was an intimate affair at Outside in Hathersage. Andy is an old hand when it comes to public speaking, and his delivery is quite unique – 'Jerry Lee Lewis on speed' in his ...

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A review of Troll Wall by an avid mountaineering book collector

Respected mountaineering guidebook and narrative collector David Price tells us about his all-time favourite mountain book.    Troll Wall by Tony Howard, Vertebrate Publishing, 2011 There are very few things that surprise me, perhaps a reflection of my life’s experiences, changing times or simply my age. I recently re-read Troll Wall, Tony Howard’s account of the ...

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TROLL WALL: fiftieth anniversary

To mark the fiftieth anniversary since his team made the first British ascent of Norway's immense Troll Wall, Tony Howard has travelled back to his 1960s stomping ground. Journeying through Sweden, up into the Arctic and back down to Romsdal, Tony has re-visited Troll Wall and the region's other iconic crags that so inspired him as a young climber. Here we have a few shots ...

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The Wall of the Trolls

Planning and schedules are important in publishing; projects can take up to three years to come to life. The Vertebrate Publishing production pipeline is a well-oiled, disciplined flow of commissions, photo-shoots, typesetting, printing and marketing. We know almost to the book what will be coming out, when, and by who over the next three years. Almost. Every now and then something lands ...

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An interview with Di Taylor

Di in one of Shivaji’s summit forts on our Western Ghats trek, India, 1990. Photo: Tony Howard. Di Taylor has been climbing and exploring the remote corners of the globe for sixty years, clocking up first ascents in the UK, North Africa and the Middle East and discovering new treks in North East India. In 1984 she and Tony Howard discovered the climbing potential of Wadi Rum in south ...

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Author interview: Mick Fowler, No Easy Way

In 2007 during our Manamcho expedition we became the first Westerners to see this lake and these unclimbed peaks. Photo: Mick Fowler. Mick Fowler is a pioneer of the small, remote Himalayan expedition and a master of work-life balance. Juggling duties as Alpine Club president and a full-time job in the tax office with his passion for exploratory mountaineering, he has been at the forefront ...

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The bad-weather reading list: 30% off biographies

'There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong gear'. After the last fortnight, we're not so sure we agree with this. Waterfalls at Malham Cove, rivers bursting their banks, and wet-dog smells eminating from the corner of the office. How to cope with the meteorological mayhem? Beverage + book + blanket. It's the only solution. Or buy a winter ...

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Book of the month: Cold Climbs

Already read all the books on our stocking fillers list? This month we're bringing you a snippet from one of Vertebrate's most iconic titles, Cold Climbs – a crash course in the history of British winter climbing that depicts the hostile yet magnificent environments in which snow and ice climbers hone their craft. The book provides a tick list of now-classic winter climbs to try out ...

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The Publishing Year

2013 was a busy and successful year for Vertebrate Publishing. We produced some excellent books, made plans for several more and generally had a great time. The year saw optimism return to the publishing world as a whole. Digital publishing was still growing (if slowing a little) and was proving to be a great medium for showcasing otherwise out of print older titles, as we found when ...

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