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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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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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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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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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30% off biographies: ten titles to hunker down with this winter

Rather be curled up with a new book than watching Home Alone or It’s a Wonderful Life for the umpteenth time this Christmas? To keep you entertained over the festive season we’re offering 30% off these ten Vertebrate biographies, all of which have won a major international award. They’d make pretty descent Christmas presents too … Enter code FESTIVEFAVOURITES at ...

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H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman – splenetic sailor or humble helmsman?

Rounding Cape Froward: The white cross on the summit can be distinguished; at the foot of the cape and beyond it, part of the snow-covered Darwin range on Tierra del Fuego can be seen. © Bill Tilman If you’re not au fait with Bill Tilman, you’re not alone. When in 1977 he was lost at sea without a trace, he left a legacy of some of the finest travel writing of the ...

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Troll Wall

Troll Wall

signed copies WINNER – Jury's Special Award, Norwegian Mountain Literature Prize, 2012 WINNER – 'ITAS' Mountain Book Award, Mountain Festival, Trento, Italy, 2013 Second prize – 'Leggimontagna' Literary Award, Mountain Festival, Tolmezzo, Italy, 2014 The untold story of the British first ascent ...

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Awards

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 ...

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