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Jerry Moffatt wins Banff Mountain Book Festival

9th November 2009

A British rock climber has won one of the leading book prizes of the outdoor world.

Sheffield's Jerry Moffatt has scooped the grand prize of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Festival in Canada for his autobiography Revelations.

The prize, which is in its 16th year, was established to recognise books that cover adventure, the environment, extreme sports and the great outdoors.

Journalist Stephen Goodwin, one of the prize's three judges, pointed out that the autobiography details the forgotten story of British climbing in the 1980s, when many enthusiasts were unemployed.

The judge also said that the coverage of Moffatt's 'obsessive' training and his efforts to establish Sheffield's Foundry climbing wall are impressive elements of the autobiography.

'There's none of the familiar ice-gripped heroics we've become inured to in climbing books and instead of dark introspection, the diversions from the actual climbing are bikes, dossing, travel, having fun and becoming a businessman,' Goodwin explained.

Last month, the prize's organisers revealed that there were 101 books entered into the 2009 contest, with personal stories of climbing and mountaineering being the most popular submissions.

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