2017 Marmot Photography Awards

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the shortlist for this year's Marmot Photography Awards.

The format is the same as last year, with automatic selection for the top five photographs in each category based on the votes received over the last 12 months. We have put each of these five photos on display so that you can vote again for the photo(s) you deem most worthy. None of the previous votes are counted, so the slate is clean for each photo - it is up to you to decide who wins!

Voting closes at midnight on 31st January, with the final results - and brilliant prizes from Marmot - being announced in February. For 2017 we will once again be publishing the finalists in a high resolution Digital Feature format.

CLICK HERE to see the winners from 2016

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

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

In addition 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 - 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 website timglasby.com or follow him on Twitter @Timglasby.

Prizes

We have some great prizes on offer from Marmot:

1st Place

Hydrogen sleeping bag LZ - RRP £300 © Marmot
Hydrogen sleeping bag LZ - RRP £300
© Marmot

2nd Place

Palisade Sleeping bag LZ - RRP £220 © Marmot
Palisade Sleeping bag LZ - RRP £220
© Marmot

3rd Place

Long Hauler Duffel (Large) - RRP £110 © Marmot
Long Hauler Duffel (Large) - RRP £110
© Marmot

Category Winners

Cirrus pillow - RRP £35 & Compact Hauler - RRP £35 © Marmot
Cirrus pillow - RRP £35 & Compact Hauler - RRP £35
© Marmot

Trad Climbing

A Mournes classic, Parallel Lines (HVS 5a) at the Devil's Coachroad. © Craig Hiller/Hillerscapes.com
A Mournes classic, Parallel Lines (HVS 5a) at the Devil's Coachroad.
© Craig Hiller/Hillerscapes.com, Oct 2017

Sam Williams above ferocious seas on
Sam Williams above ferocious seas on "Mega Tsunami", Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides.
© euanryan, Jul 2016
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Spot the climbers. © nickwhimster
Spot the climbers.
© nickwhimster, May 2017

Beautiful crossbedded sandstone :) © Graeme Ting
Beautiful crossbedded sandstone :)
© Graeme Ting, Jun 2017

Break on Through © Brian H
Break on Through
© Brian H, Oct 2017

Winter Climbing

Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell on the third pitch of their new winter line on Bidean nam Bian © Hamish Frost
Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell on the third pitch of their new winter line on Bidean nam Bian
© Hamish Frost, Dec 2017

Slieve Bearnagh in the Mournes © tistimetogo
Slieve Bearnagh in the Mournes
© tistimetogo, Dec 2017

Greg Boswell on the exposed top pitch of Hanging Garden © Hamish Frost
Greg Boswell on the exposed top pitch of Hanging Garden
© Hamish Frost, Feb 2017

Greg Boswell shaking out whilst climbing a new line on the east face of Tower Ridge © Hamish Frost
Greg Boswell shaking out whilst climbing a new line on the east face of Tower Ridge
© Hamish Frost, Mar 2017

Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine! © Gabe Oliver
Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!
Unknown, Jan 2015
© Gabe Oliver

Landscape

Unknown climbers topping out Bamford edge at sunset. © Jonathan Bean
Unknown climbers topping out Bamford edge at sunset.
© Jonathan Bean, Jul 2017

Suilven Wild Camping Inversion © JamesGrant
Suilven Wild Camping Inversion
© JamesGrant, Mar 2017

Suilven emerges from a winter storm © Hamish Frost
Suilven emerges from a winter storm
© Hamish Frost, Jan 2017

Winter fence Ben Buck © Mac fae Stirling
Winter fence Ben Buck
© Mac fae Stirling, Dec 2017

The lightest touch of dawn's rosy fingers. © Robert Durran
The lightest touch of dawn's rosy fingers.
© Robert Durran, Jan 2017

Expedition and Alpine

Eye in the sky - A four photo stitch taken at Reynisfjara lagoon looking towards the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. © James Rushforth
Eye in the sky - A four photo stitch taken at Reynisfjara lagoon looking towards the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap.
© James Rushforth, Oct 2017

Valentine on a very snowy, very cold clear dawn on the Dent Blanche (4357) just a couple of weeks ago. © Ben Tibbetts
Valentine on a very snowy, very cold clear dawn on the Dent Blanche (4357) just a couple of weeks ago.
© Ben Tibbetts

Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck © James Rushforth
Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck
© James Rushforth, Oct 2017

Playtime in the Back Corries © Hamish Frost
Playtime in the Back Corries
© Hamish Frost

Midi arete - cliche or not, it's still astoundingly beautiful up there. © Dan Matthewman
Midi arete - cliche or not, it's still astoundingly beautiful up there.
Dan-gerMouse, Jul 2017
© Dan Matthewman

Bouldering

climbing in Margalef © Adam Kokot
climbing in Margalef
© Adam Kokot, Feb 2017

Orchrist above pads as the sunsets... © Harry Chaplin
Orchrist above pads as the sunsets...
Nathan Bacchus, Nov 2016
© Harry Chaplin

On off? © Mike_d78
On off?
© Mike_d78, Sep 2016

Seal boulder © Cynthia Grindley
Seal boulder
© Cynthia Grindley, Apr 2017

Don't come to Chew Valley; it's always cold, wet & windy, and the climbing is rubbish © Mike_d78
Don't come to Chew Valley; it's always cold, wet & windy, and the climbing is rubbish
© Mike_d78, Apr 2017

Sport Climbing

Ben Moon on Northern Lights (9a) at Kilnsey © stp
Ben Moon on Northern Lights (9a) at Kilnsey
© stp, Jul 2015

Into the deep... 

A spot of night climbing on Tunnel Wall in Glencoe in the mist. © apollo18
Into the deep... A spot of night climbing on Tunnel Wall in Glencoe in the mist.
© apollo18, May 2017

human flag © Adam Kokot
human flag
© Adam Kokot, Feb 2017

Balancing on La Fiamma. © Sir Pilade
Balancing on La Fiamma.
© Sir Pilade, Aug 2014

Said Belhaj checking out some random route © Jonas Wiklund
Said Belhaj checking out some random route
© Jonas Wiklund

Winter Walking

Exploring the Mamores on skis © Hamish Frost
Exploring the Mamores on skis
© Hamish Frost, Mar 2017

The view across the fjord on the way up to Trollsteinen © Trevers
The view across the fjord on the way up to Trollsteinen
© Trevers, Feb 2017

Wintery Buachaille Etive Beag © G. Robertson
Wintery Buachaille Etive Beag
uistgr, Jan 2017
© G. Robertson

Enjoying the Scottish summer © Bry
Enjoying the Scottish summer
© Bry, Feb 2017

Broad Gully and Dorsal Arete © Garry Robertson
Broad Gully and Dorsal Arete
uistgr, Feb 2017
© Garry Robertson

Hillwalking

Evening Jaunt along Crib Coch © jethro kiernan
Evening Jaunt along Crib Coch
© jethro kiernan, May 2017

Dawn at the foot of Crib Coch © jethro kiernan
Dawn at the foot of Crib Coch
© jethro kiernan, Dec 2017

Summer in Mournes © Paul Lindsay
Summer in Mournes
Ken lindsay, Jul 2017
© Paul Lindsay

Lakeland Festival of Light for Nepal 2017 © Tom McNally
Lakeland Festival of Light for Nepal 2017
© Tom McNally, Apr 2017

Sunrise on crib goch © django
Sunrise on crib goch
© django, Jun 2017

Scrambling

Crib Goch © Mark Bullock
Crib Goch
© Mark Bullock, Jun 2017

Making the initial exposed traverse on Via Ferrata Tomaselli © James Rushforth
Making the initial exposed traverse on Via Ferrata Tomaselli
© James Rushforth, Jul 2017

Crib Goch © Mark Bullock
Crib Goch
© Mark Bullock

Starting the Clach Glas traverse © Adam Archibald
Starting the Clach Glas traverse
Tricadam, Aug 2017
© Adam Archibald

Andy and JohnW © john jennings
Andy and JohnW
© john jennings, Sep 2016


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9 Jan, 2018
Doesn't seem to work yet - the link to 'Competition Gallery' goes to 'category not found', I can't click on some photos (the 3rd and 4th images in trad category), and the ones I've tried say'voting has been suspended'. Some great pics though
9 Jan, 2018
My money's on one of Hamish's pictures making the final... :)
Apologies, it's all up/running now.
9 Jan, 2018
I still can't click on the 3rd and 4th Trad climbing images, nor the 1st and 2nd in Sport. (gallery link and voting now works though).
Try force refresh, it should work now.
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