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Marmot Photography Awards 2019 - Category Finalists

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the category finalists for the 2019 Marmot Photography Awards.

Each of the photographs on the shortlist have been selected based on user voting throughout 2019. However, now that they are through to the finals the original votes have been wiped clean and it is up to you - and your votes - which wins its respective category. Voting for Category Winners is open until 1st August.

Overall Winners - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place - will be selected by our independent judge, professional photographer Lena Drapella.

The results will be presented in a high res Digital Feature, which will showcase each image in all its glory.

About Lena:

Lena Drapella is a UK based climber and a photographer, specialising in outdoor adventure photography and climbing events.

Lena Drapella  © Lena Drapella
She graduated from an Academy of Fine arts, which gave her photography a distinctive feel. In her work she often focuses the attention on the subject's emotions, showcasing not only the success but also the struggle, fear, determination and joy. Lena has worked with many British and international athletes and her photos have been published worldwide.

Her passion for climbing and photography has taken her to some of the most spectacular places over the world, though it wasn't until recently that she rediscovered just how much potential there is in everyone's backyard.

Facebook: @lenadrapellaphotography
Instagram: @lenadrapella
Twitter: @LenaDrapella

How to Vote

To vote simply click through the range of images, then follow the instructions below.

You can vote for as many photos as you like, but there is a limit of one vote per person, per photograph.

Alternatively, click here to visit the Competition Gallery in its entirety. Here you can scroll through using your keyboard and vote using the 1-5 keys.

Marmot Photo Awards 2016 voting image  © UKC Gear
click on image - click on title - then vote

The Prizes

This year Marmot have provided a great selection of prizes:

1st Place

Fulcrum Eco 30 Down sleeping bag  © Marmot
Fulcrum Eco 30 Down sleeping bag
© Marmot

2nd Place

Ultra Elite 20 Down sleeping bag  © Marmot
Ultra Elite 20 Down sleeping bag
© Marmot

3rd Place

Trestles 0 Synthetic sleeping bag  © Marmot
Trestles 0 Synthetic sleeping bag
© Marmot

Category Winners

Small Duffel Bag  © Marmot
Small Duffel Bag
© Marmot

Trad Climbing

Evening climbing on the slate  © jethro kiernan
Evening climbing on the slate
© jethro kiernan, Sep 2019

Totem Pole Perfection  © Uisdean hawthorn
Totem Pole Perfection
© Uisdean hawthorn, Nov 2017

Savouring the golden hour sunshine, Jen on Sunlover.  © myrddinmuse
Savouring the golden hour sunshine, Jen on Sunlover.
© myrddinmuse, May 2019

Spicy Crux  © GHawksworth
Spicy Crux
© GHawksworth, Jan 2019

Gimmer String  © Nadir khan
Gimmer String
© Nadir khan, May 2019
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Winter Climbing

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Mike Pescod on Promised land.
© Brodie Hood Photography, Feb 2019

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Climbers on Ventriloquist
© Brodie Hood Photography, Jan 2019

Greg Boswell on Anubis XII/12  © Hamish Frost
Greg Boswell on Anubis XII/12
© Hamish Frost, Jan 2019

Robbie topping out in the afternoon sun.  © JohnHartley
Robbie topping out in the afternoon sun.
© JohnHartley, Jan 2019

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Matt and Adam on 'Wintercepter' VII 8 Great Gable
© Nadir khan, Jan 2019

Landscape

Pretty Polly  © Garry Robertson
Pretty Polly
uistgr, Dec 2019
© Garry Robertson

The castle of the wind has never been more appropriate. Castell y Gwynt in all its glory.  © CrawfMatt
The castle of the wind has never been more appropriate. Castell y Gwynt in all its glory.
© CrawfMatt, Dec 2018

Bidean Nam Bian  © Ian McIntosh
Bidean Nam Bian
© Ian McIntosh, Mar 2019

Basalt Black - Mount Vestrahorn  © James Rushforth
Basalt Black - Mount Vestrahorn
© James Rushforth, Feb 2019

Eliza performs on Napes Needle.  © Tom McNally
Eliza performs on Napes Needle.
© Tom McNally, Aug 2019

Expedition and Alpine

Shivling - the Matterhorn of the Garwhal Himalaya  © Hamish Frost
Shivling - the Matterhorn of the Garwhal Himalaya
© Hamish Frost

Steinfjord & Bergfjord, Senja, Nordland, Norway   © Al Todd
Steinfjord & Bergfjord, Senja, Nordland, Norway
© Al Todd, Aug 2019

Tåkeheimen hytte, Nordland, Norway  © Al Todd
Tåkeheimen hytte, Nordland, Norway
© Al Todd, Jul 2019

A Guiding light. Caught in a storm on the classic Mönch SE Ridge.  © John Thornton
A Guiding light. Caught in a storm on the classic Mönch SE Ridge.
© John Thornton, Mar 2019

Ted hanging around on the South Face finish of the Petit Dru.  © Josh Willett
Ted hanging around on the South Face finish of the Petit Dru.
© Josh Willett

Bouldering

No tendons? No problem. Pursuing routes that don't need fingers at Craig y Gesail   © Aaron Evans
No tendons? No problem. Pursuing routes that don't need fingers at Craig y Gesail
© Aaron Evans, Dec 2019

The delicate Pieces of Eight (HVS 4c) on the beautiful Drake Stone.  © Alan James
The delicate Pieces of Eight (HVS 4c) on the beautiful Drake Stone.
© Alan James, Apr 2019

Autumn Fontainebleau  © Rambo of Bethlehem
Autumn Fontainebleau
© Rambo of Bethlehem, Nov 2010

Sunny afternoon on "The Punk"  © Jodie Evans
Sunny afternoon on "The Punk"
© Jodie Evans, Sep 2019

Brave or foolhardy dress choice on Melvin Bragg  © myrddinmuse
Brave or foolhardy dress choice on Melvin Bragg
© myrddinmuse, Jul 2019

Sport Climbing

True clip  © jethro kiernan
True clip
© jethro kiernan, Sep 2006

Franco Cookson on a redpoint attempt of Meltdown 9a, Twll Mawr   © Glyn Davies
Franco Cookson on a redpoint attempt of Meltdown 9a, Twll Mawr
© Glyn Davies, Apr 2019

Nicola Taylor cruising her way up Cave Route Right at Gordale Scar.  © John Thornton Photography
Nicola Taylor cruising her way up Cave Route Right at Gordale Scar.
© John Thornton Photography, Jul 2019

Climbing in The Erongo Mountains, Namibia  © Robert Durran
Climbing in The Erongo Mountains, Namibia
© Robert Durran, Nov 2019

Lines that beg to be climbed.  © Jon_Butters
Lines that beg to be climbed.
© Jon_Butters, Apr 2019

Winter Walking

South Ridge Sgurr Banachdich, Cuillin  © atrendall
South Ridge Sgurr Banachdich, Cuillin
© atrendall, Jan 2019

Helvellyn summit in winter  © Seymore Butt
Helvellyn summit in winter
© Seymore Butt, Mar 2016

A winter morning on Blà Bheinn  © Hamish Frost
A winter morning on Blà Bheinn
© Hamish Frost, Jan 2019

Blue sky day on Skye  © Garry Roberston
Blue sky day on Skye
© Garry Roberston, Feb 2019

Winter solo  © Al Todd
Winter solo
© Al Todd, Feb 2019

Hillwalking

Crossing ridge to Carnedd Ugain with Crib Goch in the background  © jethro kiernan
Crossing ridge to Carnedd Ugain with Crib Goch in the background
© jethro kiernan, Mar 2019

An incredible morning on Suilven   © Lisa Bishop
An incredible morning on Suilven
© Lisa Bishop, Jun 2019

Crib Goch displaying her colours  © jethro kiernan
Crib Goch displaying her colours
© jethro kiernan, Jun 2019

On Y Lliwedd  © Nicholas Livesey
On Y Lliwedd
© Nicholas Livesey, Dec 2019

On Ben Lawers  © Robert Durran
On Ben Lawers
© Robert Durran, Jan 2019

Scrambling

In between the snow showers during a briefly 'summery' moment on the Cuillin Ridge Traverse   © Dexter JW
In between the snow showers during a briefly 'summery' moment on the Cuillin Ridge Traverse
© Dexter JW, May 2019

Tryfan North Ridge, early start leaving a spring time frosty Ogwen  valley   © jethro kiernan
Tryfan North Ridge, early start leaving a spring time frosty Ogwen valley
© jethro kiernan, Mar 2019

Toix Ridge - after taking the Cliber route to the top...  © Jamiewalkerjones
Toix Ridge - after taking the Cliber route to the top...
© Jamiewalkerjones, Apr 2019

Admiring the exposure  © frecro
Admiring the exposure
© frecro, Sep 2019

Dawn on Sharp Edge  © Tom McNally
Dawn on Sharp Edge
© Tom McNally



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9 Jul

I can't access the Competition Gallery. I'm presented with a "Category not found" message. Dodgy link?

Can't wait to look through these and cast my votes! (After work, of course.)

That should work now.

Happy voting!

Don't think it will let me click on Brodie's photos to vote. Same for one of Nadir's.

Those should expand on the post like the others now. I think it's quicker to vote via the photo category page to be honest though: https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/?category=5

We'll have a system whereby you can vote from the expanded photo view on the post time we do this. It should be a lot slicker way to do it.


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