RMB is more than stoked to announce we have not one, but TWO winners in the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition!
Mountaineering History Award
by Helen Y. Rolfe, Junko Tabei
“The story of a young woman who begins climbing in Japanese Mountain Club culture in the 1960’s is a tale worth reading in itself. From this complex and often tragic social beginning Junko Tabei goes on to a rich life that manages to include family, teaching and climbing all over the world well into her late 70’s while supporting causes related to the value of a life connected to nature and the mountains. It is a well named and well put together piece of history.” – Larry Stanier, 2018 Book Competition Jury
Mountain Image Award
by Paul Zizka
“Paul Zizka has produced an absolutely breathtaking collection of images of the Canadian Rockies. People from the world over visit the Rockies to take in these views; Zizka captures them at their most magnificent. Initially recognized for his aurora night photos this collection revisits the area with new themes. The result is a visual masterpiece.” – Ian Welsted, 2018 Book Competition Jury
Congratulations to all of the winners. With such an incredible list of finalists, looks like we’ve got some reading to do!