We're pleased to announce one of the winners for the 2015 Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival is Alpinist contributor Ed Douglas. Douglas's "Crazy Wisdom" from Issue 49—Spring 2015 won best Mountaineering Article.

Congratulations to Ed Douglas for winning Best Mountaineering Article Award at Banff.

Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival Jury member Harry Vandervlist writes: A timely and deeply thoughtful reflection on the Himalaya as a cultural crossroads where the "old myths" of romantic and exotic thinking continue to play their part, while local working people struggle to navigate "the ongoing corruption, poor regulation and complex realities" of the trekking and tourism industries, which make it possible for visitors to experience the power of this place.