PHOTOGRAPHY: Marmot Photography Awards 2014/15

Marmot Photography Awards

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the line-up for this year's Photography Awards. With a new sponsor comes a new format, and due to the absence of a Photography Award last year we have extended this year's to include the best of both 2014 and 2015.

As opposed to previous years, where we have simply announced a single winner from each category, this year we have put on display the Top 5 from each category so that you, the user, can vote for who you deem most worthy. Voting closes at midnight on the 31st December, with the final results - and prizes - being announced in January 2016.

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 to one vote per photograph. Alternatively, click here to visit the Competition Gallery in its entirety.

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In additon to the category awards we also have three overall winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd), which will be selected by professional photographer Tim Glasby. Tim has worked closely with Marmot for many years, with images of all their key athletes to his name - Steve McClure, Lucy Creamer, Neil Mawson, Jack Geldard, and Leah Crane - just to name a few. Alongside his choices he will be including a paragraph on why he has made each selection, just to provide a bit of background on his thinking.

Tim Glasby © Tim Glasby
About Tim:

Tim has travelled the world on assignment for many of the best clients in the industry, including editorial work for The Times, The IOD, GQ and National Geographic Adventure, and for commercial clients such as Red Bull, Adidas Eyewear, Marmot, Vans and Edelmans Advertising. As an adventurer and photojournalist, Tim has photographed a wide array of assignments; including trekking in the Himalaya, rock climbing throughout Europe, ice Climbing in North America, paragliding in Corsica, back packing in the Scottish Highlands and mountain-biking in France.

For more information on Tim, and to see some of his work, visit his websitewww.timglasby.com or follow him on Twitter@Timglasby.

Trad Climbing

Eclipse Climbing © andi turner
Eclipse Climbing
© andi turner, Mar 2015
Steve McClure on Dalriada, The Cobbler © Kevin Woods
Steve McClure on Dalriada, The Cobbler
© Kevin Woods, May 2014
Getting spat off the crux of The Link, Stanage Popular. © Darren Percival
Getting spat off the crux of The Link, Stanage Popular.
© Darren Percival, May 2014
Dale Comley soloing Fluorescent Adolescent, E6 6a/6b © Crimpington Bear
Dale Comley soloing Fluorescent Adolescent, E6 6a/6b
© Crimpington Bear, Jan 2015

Dalriada © Fraser
Dalriada
© Fraser, Sep 2014

Winter Climbing

Andrew Marshall climbing past the pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach © wee jamie
Andrew Marshall climbing past the pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach
© wee jamie, Jan 2014

A good view of Mess of Pottage in Sneachda. © J_Trottet
A good view of Mess of Pottage in Sneachda.
© J_Trottet, Mar 2014
Nearing the start of the Northern Pinnacles. © Finn Curry
Nearing the start of the Northern Pinnacles.
© Finn Curry, Feb 2014

Martin Moran guiding Steve Ward and Gordon Speir on the Liathach Traverse, 30 Dec '13 © Ben Tibbetts
Martin Moran guiding Steve Ward and Gordon Speir on the Liathach Traverse, 30 Dec '13
© Ben Tibbetts

Tower Gap Belay © Paluchi
Tower Gap Belay
© Paluchi, Mar 2014

Landscape

The Matterhorn © wee jamie
The Matterhorn
© wee jamie, Nov 2014
Blencathra © johnhenderson
Blencathra
© johnhenderson, Jan 2015
Cold winds © johnhenderson
Cold winds
© johnhenderson, Jan 2015
Aurora over Kirkjufell © Oliver Wright
Aurora over Kirkjufell
© Oliver Wright, Dec 2013

Cobbler Summit Jan 17 2015 © drmarten
Cobbler Summit Jan 17 2015
© drmarten, Jan 2015

Expedition and Alpine

Sunset at the Tre Cime © James Rushforth
Sunset at the Tre Cime
© James Rushforth, Jun 2015
Innominata © JohnG
Innominata
© JohnG, Aug 2012
First light on Island Peak just above crampon point. © jonnyboy
First light on Island Peak just above crampon point.
© jonnyboy, Nov 2014
Climbers on the Rochefort Arete © johnrich
Climbers on the Rochefort Arete
© johnrich, Jun 2014

Sea of Tranquility © Mike Meysner
Sea of Tranquility
© Mike Meysner, Nov 2014

Sport Climbing

Mushroom picking in the Pfalz © Mike Meysner
Mushroom picking in the Pfalz
© Mike Meysner, May 2014
Taking the Tarrier drop at Dumbarton. © Fraser
Taking the Tarrier drop at Dumbarton.
© Fraser, Jun 2014
Final pitch of Cocher-Cochon (Chamonix) as a storm is rolling in. Climber Julia Lindberg, photographer Jon Wichett © myrockface
Final pitch of Cocher-Cochon (Chamonix) as a storm is rolling in. Climber Julia Lindberg, photographer Jon Wichett
© myrockface, Jul 2014
Wiz Fineron airborne after letting go of Mind Control at 49.5 of 50m © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing
Wiz Fineron airborne after letting go of Mind Control at 49.5 of 50m
© Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing, Feb 2015

Bourinator in Céüse © Jonas Wiklund
Bourinator in Céüse
© Jonas Wiklund, Aug 2014

Bouldering

End of day warm down on 'National Elf Service' at Kyloe © seanbell.co
End of day warm down on 'National Elf Service' at Kyloe
Sean Bell, Sep 2014
© seanbell.co
Reaching for the light © Mr Lopez
Reaching for the light
© Mr Lopez
What was that about 3 points of contact....? © Sean Kelly
What was that about 3 points of contact....?
© Sean Kelly, Jul 2015
Evening at the Ship boulder © kieranrex
Evening at the Ship boulder
© kieranrex, Apr 2015

Evie Cotrulia on Gorilla Warfare, Curbar, Peak District. © Yann Genoux
Evie Cotrulia on Gorilla Warfare, Curbar, Peak District.
© Yann Genoux, Mar 2014

Winter Walking

Dark Shadows! © domscott
Dark Shadows!
© domscott, Mar 2014
Looking out to Snowdon from the Glyders.Toms first walk using crampons and iceaxe © John Bamber
Looking out to Snowdon from the Glyders.Toms first walk using crampons and iceaxe
© John Bamber, Apr 2013
typically cairngorms! © domscott
typically cairngorms!
© domscott, Mar 2014
View from Punta Giordani toward Pyramide Vincent © huwmjames
View from Punta Giordani toward Pyramide Vincent
© huwmjames, Aug 2014

under hell's lum crag © mac fae stirling
under hell's lum crag
© mac fae stirling, Jan 2014

Scrambling

An alternative Lake Garda perspective... © James Rushforth
An alternative Lake Garda perspective...
© James Rushforth, Sep 2014
An alternative via ferrata shot... © James Rushforth
An alternative via ferrata shot...
© James Rushforth, Oct 2015
Traversing the north ridge of Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, a Munro on the Isle of Skye © CH
Traversing the north ridge of Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, a Munro on the Isle of Skye
© CH, May 2014
The seldom frequented Via Ferrata Laurenzi - Molignon. © James Rushforth
The seldom frequented Via Ferrata Laurenzi - Molignon.
© James Rushforth, Jul 2013

Crossing the bridge of Ivano Dibona © James Rushforth
Crossing the bridge of Ivano Dibona
© James Rushforth, Sep 2013

Hillwalking

An absolutely stunning autumn sunset walk up Bidean nam Bian © Kieran Duncan
An absolutely stunning autumn sunset walk up Bidean nam Bian
© Kieran Duncan, Sep 2015
Meall Garbh © mac fae stirling
Meall Garbh
© mac fae stirling, May 2015
Underequipped on Crib Goch © DanArkle.com
Underequipped on Crib Goch
Dan Arkle, Nov 2012
© DanArkle.com
Autumn sunset on Gairich Beag © AlH
Autumn sunset on Gairich Beag
© AlH, Nov 2014

Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis © bhood
Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis
© bhood, Mar 2015


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22 Dec, 2015
The Hillwalking categories all point at the original photos rather than the Competitions area, so all have the original votes. Also, 3 of the Hillwalking pictures should really be in Winter Hillwalking :-)
I think we must have noticed that around the same time, just sorted that out. As for the categories, we elected to keep each image within it's original category - that way things were kept nice and simple. That said, I am inclined to agree that there are a few that could be in either/or/both...
22 Dec, 2015
Wow, that is a set of photos! Some truly outstanding shots. In fact, pretty much all of them! Congratulations to all who made the final.
23 Dec, 2015
At the risk of blowing my own trumpet... but no indoor shots competition?
23 Dec, 2015
Slight shame there's little actual climbing going on in the winter climbing category (there were other options: eg http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=212348 http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=235998 and http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=233950) but apart from that minor mump, there's some class shots in there. Nice one. D.
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