2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition Finalists Announced

The 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition Finalists have been announced. Tickets to the event are also on sale now.


The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
Kevin Fedarko, Scribner (USA, 2013)

Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
Paul Theroux, McClelland & Stewart (Canada, 2013)

Living the Best Day Ever
Hendri Coetzee, Hendri Coetzee Trust (South Africa, 2013)

Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon 
Paul Rosolie, HarperCollins Publishers (USA, 2014)

The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway
Arno Kopecky, Douglas & McIntyre, (Canada 2013)


The Last Quarter of the Moon
Chi Zijian, Harvill Secker/Random House (UK, 2013)

Letters from Chamonix
David Stevenson, Imaginary Mountain Surveyors (Canada, 2014)

The Mantis
Philip Temple, Vertebrate Digital (UK, 2014)


The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
Barry Blanchard, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014)

Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks 1906 - 1974
PearlAnn Reichwein, University of Alberta Press (Canada, 2014)

Hanging On: A Life inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
Martin Boysen, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2014)

The Homeward Wolf
Kevin Van Tighem, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2013)

Mountains in my Heart: A Passion for Climbing
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2014)

One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism
John Porter, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2014)


Climbing Fitz Roy 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent 
Yvon Chouinard, Chris Jones, Dick Dorworth, Lito Tejada-Flores, Doug Tompkins, Patagonia Books (USA, 2013)

Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies
Steven Gnam, Douglas Chadwick, Braided River/The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2014)

Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies
Paul Zizka, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2013)

Vulkane: Expeditionen zu den gefährlichsten Kratern der Welt
Carsten Peter, National Geographic /NG Malik Buchgesellschaft (Germany, 2013)


Bouldering Essentials: The Complete Guide to Bouldering
David Flanagan, Three Rocks Books (Ireland, 2013)

Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel
Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, Mauro Mazzo, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014)

Squamish Bouldering
Marc Bourdon, Quickdraw Publications (Canada, 2014)

Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete 
Steve House, Scott Johnston, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014)

Walking and Trekking in Iceland: Exploring the Land of Ice and Fire
Paddy Dillon, Cicerone Press (UK, 2013)

Yosemite Bigwalls: The Complete Guide
Roger Putnam, Erik Sloan, Yosemite Bigwalls (USA, 2014)