/ NEW ARTICLE: Under The Black Cliff, by Jack Geldard

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The winning essay from the 2007 International Festival of Mountaineering Literature takes us on a dark and surreal journey up Britain's boldest climb - The Indian Face.

Stuck high on that slab, like a child swept out to sea, Chris had screamed for fifteen minutes. He couldn't move up, he couldn't reverse. Legs cramping, toes sliding, he swore. Then he'd gone quiet, resting his forehead against the rock. His rapid, loud breathing dimmed to a faint rasp. Young Martin held the useless ropes like rosary beads...

Read More: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1239
Tall Clare - on 03 Sep 2008
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

oooo! a new writing competition tucked away in there!
In reply to Tall Clare: Cash Prize!
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Suprised you didn't give up work and live the life of luxury with the winnings. Did you get my mail this morning?
Michael Ryan - on 03 Sep 2008
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC)
>
> oooo! a new writing competition tucked away in there!

It's very visible Clare.

News page: http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=09&year=2008#n45294

Forum thread: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=318831

And will be in this week's newsletter.

Mick

Alex Roddie - on 03 Sep 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
Brilliant, looks like something worthwhile to get my teeth stuck into!
Tall Clare - on 03 Sep 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

sorry Mick.

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BPT@work on 03 Sep 2008
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

A fine piece of writing. This year entries must be on the festival theme of 'Partners - Who Needs Them?' Was there a theme last year or was it carte blanche?
Jonno on 03 Sep 2008 - user-54470672.wfd82a.dsl.pol.co.uk
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:


Modesty be damned....go for it !


Will Self take note.
AlisonS - on 06 Sep 2008
In reply to BPT@work:
> (In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC)
> Was there a theme last year or was it carte blanche?

Last year's theme was "Adventure or Madness" and some of the also-ran articles are published on the Climb Magazine "bonus articles" web page.

http://www.climbmagazine.com/bonus-articles.aspx
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Pink Marshmallow - on 06 Sep 2008
Wow, that made my spine tingle. Excellently written. Based on true events?

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