The top three winners are as follows:
1st Place (£150 Cash Prize) goes to Adam Bradley for his superb entry: Descent into Darkness
2nd Place goes to Robert Walton for his cosmic essay: Perfect Partner (coming soon on UKC)
3rd Place goes to ex-Alpinist editor, Katie Ives for the emotionally charged Trespass (coming soon on UKC)
UKClimbing.com is proud to be part of the International Festival of Mountaineering Literature and the Kendal Mountain Festival.
Thanks to all those who entered. The standard was exceptionally high and the entries flooded in from all corners of the globe.
We would like to take this opportunity to also thank Terry Gifford as this was his final year at the literature festival, and also we wish Niall Grimes the best of luck taking over from Terry as literature festival organiser.
Read the winning essay: Descent into Darkness