Author Archives: Bernadette

Kekoo Naoroji Award

On February 16, 2013, I was honored to be presented the Kekoo Naoroji Award for mountain literature at the Himalayan Club in Mumbai, India. Instead of a traditional introduction, award sponsor Nadir Godrej created a poem for the event. I’ve never had an intro like this and probably never will again! Thank you to the [...]
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January 29, 2013

It has been an amazing year, thanks to a bunch of Polish climbers! I’ve been on the road for most of 2012 promoting my book Freedom Climbers: Canada, the U.S., England, three times to Poland, and in two weeks – India. The trip to India isn’t just book promotion, but also to accept the Himalayan [...]
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January 12, 2012

The ride continues with Freedom Climbers. Just a couple of weeks after the Grand Prize was announced in Banff, it won the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, announced at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival in the U.K. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to pick up the prize in person, due to shoulder surgery [...]
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October 25, 2011

It has been an exciting couple of months. My new book, Freedom Climbers, has won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Banff Mountain Book Festival. The award was announced on October 25, 2011 and will be presented on November 3, 2011 at 5 p.m. at The Banff Centre.  It has also been short-listed for the Boardman [...]
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May 26, 2011 Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Two years have almost passed since I began working on my book about the golden age of Polish Himalayan climbing. About a month ago my publisher Rocky Mountain Books and I signed off on the final manuscript, the photos, the cover design and all the other last-minute decisions. We agreed on the title, “Freedom Climbers”, [...]
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Blog Entry November 28, 2010

Blog Entry November 28, 2010            Banff, Alberta I guess five months is a bit long between blog entries. I promise to do better! The past five months have been busy, and that’s my excuse. In the last blog entry I referred briefly to my husband’s back surgery. Thankfully, it went well and he has recovered [...]
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