In less than two months, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will take place at The Banff Centre in the Rockies.
While pre-screeners and film jurors work their way through the hundreds of entered videos, the final long-list for the book festival has been announced.
A number of Canadian titles are on the list of highly recommended works. For the category of Mountain and Wilderness Literature – Non-Fiction are David Chaundy-Smart’s book A Youth Wasted Climbing, and Bernadette McDonald’s book Alpine Warriors, were both published by Rocky Mountain Books.
In the Mountaineering Article category is a piece by B.C.-based alpinist and Piolet d’Or winner Ian Welsted called Little Karim, which was published in Gripped’s August issue.
Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese‘s book Medicine Walk is a finalist in the Mountain Fiction and Poetry category.
In the Guidebook category are five finalists, of which is one Canadian title called GeoBackcountry Rogers Pass by Douglas Sproul.
For a complete list of finalists, visit here.
The shortlist of category award winners eligible for the Grand Prize will be announced in October. The Grand Prize will be announced Thurs., Nov. 5 at The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.