V-Publishing pull gong in Banff Fest…
Congrats to V-Publishing for winning best guidebook in the 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival – awesome result! I got an ‘out of office’ back from John Coefield, Vertebrate Publishing’s Publications Manager, a couple of days back and now I can guess where he is - living it up in Banff with a gong under his arm!
This is a fantastic achievement for both V-Publishing and the guide team which was spearheaded by Rupert Davies. John Coefield, who was also part of the author team along with Jon Barton, is quoted as saying, "To say we're made up would be a massive understatement. A huge amount of time and effort was poured into this book, really beginning as soon as the original guide was published in 2005, with the documentation of new problems and new areas by Rupert. This built up in the 18 months before publication, as we visited crags, revisited them and visited them some more. This guide, and consequently the award, wouldn't have been possible without the support we received from local activists, who helped us out with their local crags, checked scripts and generally offered invaluable feedback. Likewise we're indebted to our excellent photographers who helped illustrate the guide so beautifully. Given the strength of the shortlist for this year's prize – all books from the
That the other two short-listed entries were also British, as John acknowledges above, speaks volumes for the rock climbing guidebooks coming out of the
I’m also personally chuffed for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I contributed a number of images to the guide and secondly that Nathan Ryder, the Head of Design at Vertebrate Graphics – the creative force behind V-Publishing - not only designed the guide but has also plied the same magic to the re-design for my calendar, Climbing:2012.
So if you’d be wanting a copy of Peak District Bouldering – and why wouldn’t you – either with or without a copy of my calendar, then nip along to my online shop and knock yourself out…
Click here to buy a copy of Peak District Bouldering…
Click here to buy a copy of Climbing:2012…
Or click here to buy a copy of both Climbing: 2012 plus Peak District Bouldering in a super deal with a £6 saving…
And just in case you’ve not seen the front cover – here it is (Copyright V-Publishing/Dave Parry)