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MHT wins funding for Joe Tasker archive

MHT wins funding for Joe Tasker archive

The Mountain Heritage Trust – an outdoor body which works to document Britain’s climbing history – has recently been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of more than £40,000 to preserve the papers and writings of mountaineer Joe Tasker. Made up of correspondence, artefacts, photographs and literary manuscripts from Joe’s life as a climber and mountaineer of the world’s greater ranges, the archive collection has been donated to the trust by Joe’s family in order to … Read entire article »

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Shortlist announced for Boardman Tasker Prize

Shortlist announced for Boardman Tasker Prize

Four works of mountain literature have been shortlisted for this year’s Boardman Tasker Prize, chosen from a total of 30 entries. Created in memory of mountaineers Joe Tasker and Peter Boardman, the prize acknowledges original works of outdoor writing, from first hand mountaineering accounts to historical material and spiritual writing. This year’s contenders include ‘Echoes’, the autobiography of Nick Bullock detailing his dramatic career change from prison officer to professional mountaineer in the search for true … Read entire article »

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Signed mountaineering print up for auction

Signed mountaineering print up for auction

A photographic print signed by a bevy of British mountaineering greats is currently being auctioned to raise funds for the Boardman Tasker Prize. The print displays features Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker resting at 28,000ft during their ascent of Kangchenjunga, with Mount Everest in the background. The prize, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, awards grants to authors who have ‘made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature’, and was first established to continue the legacy of … Read entire article »

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Routes: North Face of the Eiger

Routes: North Face of the Eiger

Stephen Venables on one of the most iconic routes in mountaineering Dick Renshaw, who made the first British winter ascent with Joe Tasker, once said to me, “it’s simply the best route in the Alps”. The North Face of the Eiger weaves a cunning and beautifully logical line up the most awesome mountain wall in Europe and because of its unique and often grizzly history it has an extraordinary aura. In good conditions, well-plastered with snow … Read entire article »

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Karrimor continue Alpiniste tradition

Karrimor continue Alpiniste tradition

Karrimor have announced two new technical packs bearing the Alpiniste name which first came to prominence in the 1970s. At the time, the company had appointed the late, great Scottish mountaineer Dougal Haston (of Annapurna, Eiger and Everest fame) as technical advisor, and one of the fruits of his involvement was the purple ‘Haston Alpiniste’ which was used by the likes of Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker and Peter Habeler amongst many others. Don Whillans had … Read entire article »

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