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Literary Event, Fri 16 Nov 2018

KMLF: The Boardman Tasker Award

KMLF: The Boardman Tasker Award


Join us as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2018.

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature is THE premier mountain literature award worldwide and commemorates the lives of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker who were lost on the North East Ridge of Everest in 1982. It is awarded to the author of an original work, which has made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature.

The Chair of Judges, Peter Gillman along with Kate Moorehead and Roger Hubank have the difficult task of selecting the winner from the seven shortlisted books had a tough job selecting the shortlist from over 35 entries. So who will be the 36th winner of the coveted Boardman Tasker Prize?

Join us in the Malt Room from 1pm for an inspiring afternoon of literature, hosted by mountaineer and author Stephen Venables, with interviews and readings from the authors, including Nick Bullock, Ed Douglas, Doug Scott and, of course, the nail-biting wait for the winner to be announced.

The shortlisted authors are:

Nick Bullock - Tides: A Climber’s Voyage
Ed Douglas and John Beatty - Kinder Scout: The People’s Mountain
David Roberts - Limits Of The Known
Doug Scott - The Ogre: Biography Of A Mountain And The Dramatic Story Of The First Ascent
Junko Tabei And Helen Y. Rolfe - Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life Of Junko Tabei
Christoph Ransmayr - The Flying Mountain
Paolo Cognetti - The Eight Mountains
It is going to be a fantastic afternoon!

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 16 Nov 2018 13:00 to 17:45




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Kendal Mountain Literature Festival




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Map reference: SD 514924  Lat: 54.32485 Long: -2.74873

In the centre of Kendal, off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

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  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

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    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
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  • YesBaby changing facilities
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  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


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  • YesEntrance is well lit
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  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
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    • YesOrganic
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  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
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