Gordon receiving the Best Book of Mountain & Wilderness Literature Award, Banff Mountain Book Festival 2012, from Brett Oland of the John Whyte Museum

1972   First Class Honours degree in Philosophy at the University of Wales (Cardiff)

1975   Masters degree in Film and Television at the Royal College of Art (London)

1977   Member of the Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians
[OK, not an award, but so difficult to get – it took three years – that it felt like an award. AKA, my ‘union ticket’ into the film industry.]

1985   Winner of the Mountain Landscape Photography competition at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival

1989   Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photography

1989   Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

1990   Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

1992   Winner of the Thomas Cook Illustrated Travel Book Award

1994   Best Book of Mountain Image, Banff Mountain Book Festival

1995   Outdoor Writers’ Guild Award for Excellence

1999   Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award

2000   Shortlisted for the Portico Prize

2012   Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award

2012   Best Book of Mountain and Wilderness Literature, Banff Mountain Book Festival

[Just for the record, here is a list of ‘Examinations passed’]