Celebrating Literary Excellence: The 2023 Boardman Tasker Award and Our Collection's Legacy

The Mountain Heritage Trust is proud to house significant collections from renowned mountaineers Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker. These collections not only preserve their remarkable mountaineering achievements but also their contributions to mountain literature. It is with great enthusiasm that we highlight the recent announcement of the 2023 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, an award that commemorates their legacies.

Boardman Tasker 2023 winner

This year, the prestigious award was bestowed upon Katie Brown for her memoir, "Unraveled." Brown's book offers a raw and compelling insight into her life, detailing her struggles with mental health and eating disorders amidst her rise to climbing fame as a teenager. Recognised as one of the greatest female rock climbers in history, Katie's journey from a young climbing prodigy to a celebrated author is an inspiring tale of resilience and strength.

What is the Boardman Tasker award?

The Boardman Tasker Award, established in 1983 to honor the memory of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker, celebrates the spirit of mountain literature. Both Boardman and Tasker were not only exceptional mountaineers but also gifted writers, leaving behind a literary legacy that continues to inspire. At the Mountain Heritage Trust, we are committed to preserving this legacy and making it accessible to all, connecting past achievements with contemporary narratives like Katie Brown's.

We congratulate Katie Brown on her achievement and invite our readers to delve into the remarkable stories of both the past and present that form the tapestry of mountain literature. By exploring our collections and celebrating current achievements like the Boardman Tasker Award, we continue to honor the indelible mark left by Pete and Joe in the world of mountain literature and mountaineering.

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