UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Marmot Photography Awards. An automatic selection of five photos from each of the categories on site was made based on the votes from the previous 12 months. Users were then asked to vote for the overall winners of each category from this selection. In addition to the category awards, we also have three overall winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd), which were selected by professional photographer Tim Glasby.
Inspired by the popular Humans of New York Facebook series by Brandon Stanton, we thought that sharing short vignettes from a cross section of the climbing community would serve as an antidote to the political polemic of today's society.
Far away on the rugged dolerite sea-cliffs of western Skye is a place where climbers' dreams come true. Mike Hutton recounts his experiences of this trad climber's retreat.
Overlooking the picturesque slopes of Wharfedale is a climbing destination of national significance. The distinctive Cow and Calf rocks, plus the secluded Rocky Valley offer 278 routes on some of the finest Gritstone in the country. The variety of features on offer is mind-boggling. Protectable cracks, terrifying arêtes, technical walls and blind groove lines can all be found amongst this gritstone playground.