2020 Winners

Sports & Recreation

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide

Author: Erik Stensland

Publisher: Rocky Trail Press

ISBN: 978-0-9969626-8-1

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Everything you need to know about hiking Rocky Mountain National Park from what to wear to encountering wildlife along with stunning photos and custom maps.

Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers

Authors: Steve House, Scott Johnston, and Kilian Jornet

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 978-1-938340-84-0

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In the tradition of Training for the New Alpinism, the first training book for mountain runners, ski mountaineers and skimo racers. Includes advice from the best endurance athlete in the world, Kilian Jornet.

Why Women Hunt

Author: K.J. Houtman

Publisher: Wild River Press

ISBN: 978-0-999-30932-2

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Diverse personal stories explore what motivates these women to connect—spiritually and physically—with the natural world in one of humankind’s most ancient food-gathering rituals.

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