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AC Members Make 2022 Boardman Tasker Shortlist

AC Members Make 2022 Boardman Tasker Shortlist

The 2022 shortlist for the Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award has been announced. Among the six shortlisted authors are two Alpine Club members; Paul Pritchard and Brian Hall. 

A graphic displaying the six shortlisted titles accompanied by the Boardman Tasker and Mountain Equipment logos.

Paul has been nominated for his book 'The Mountain Path', published by Vertebrate, which explores his continuing adventure journey following his life-altering accident on Tasmania's Totem Pole. Paul is due to embark on a speaking tour of the UK this November and December in support of the book.

Brian received his nomination for 'High Risk' his book exploring the cutting-edge of high altitude climbing in the 1970s and '80s. The book focuses on Brian's close friends from this time, including those who lost their lives on the small, lightweight and technically difficult expeditions that defined the era. 'High Risk' is published by Sandstone Press.

Paul and Brian are nominated alongside Kieran Cunningham, Anna Fleming, Robert Charles Lee and Helen Mort. The winner will be announced on the 18 November during a special event at Kendal Mountain Festival.




AC Everest Film to Receive European Premiere

AC Everest Film to Receive European Premiere

The Alpine Club film 'Everest: by Those Who Were There', based around our 2021 exhibition of the same name, has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Trento Film Festival. This will be the film's European premiere and attendees can catch it on two occasions; at 16:45 on the 1 May and at 16:30 on the 6 May. The film will also be available to rent via the festival website from the 23 April. Full details here.

100 years on from the first expeditions to the world's highest mountain, 'Everest: by Those Who Were There' uses a variety of archival material, original footage and the expertise of numerous Everest luminaries to examine how our relationship with Everest has changed over the last century and to profile the characters like George Mallory who made up those early forays towards 'the roof of the world'. 

A selection of six note card boxes with labels indicating that they refer to the Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924




Christmas Cards

Moonlight, Chamouni


This year's Christmas cards feature a John Ruskin painting

The cards do not carry a date and have a simple seasonal greeting.                   

They are available in packs of ten. Each pack costs £8.00. P&P of £2 for 1 or 2 packs and £3 for 3 (or each multiple of 3).

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'Everest from Pang La, 45 miles away' - Howard Somervell
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Sunlight on Hinchuli
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Cards with designs from previous years (shown above) are also available for purchase at the lower price of £5 per pack, with the same rates for postage and packing. 


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