This afternoon I learnt that I have got three images selected as category finalists in the UKC/UKH Marmot Photography Awards 2020. This is lovely news on an otherwise dark and wet mid-winters day! My three images are below and here is a link to all of the other finalists – some lovely shots for inspiration: https://www.ukclimbing.com/…/marmot_photography_awards…
Buachaille Etive Beag (The Wee Buachaille) can often be overshadowed by it’s more glamorous sister, Buachaille Etive Mor as they sit alongside each other at the head of Glencoe. Indeed from the valley the true grander of this mountain is lost but once stood atop its summit the beauty of the mountain and its position can be fully appreciated.
On this day I was working with Trail Magazine, providing some winter skills coaching to their writers as well as being the photographer for the day. We started off in thick cloud and spent some time on the lower slopes looking at ice axe and crampon skills before emerging into the sunshine and realising we had been gifted an inversion. We then rushed around like mad things as I fired off shots in all directions and got very bossy with Jenna and Jake. This is my favourite image from the day.
The following two shots are both of my friend Tarquin and both taken on Crib Y Ddysgyl which is the continuation ridge from Crib Goch as part of the Snowdon horseshoe. In the first image we had just soloed the Clogwyn Y Person Arete in the dark to get the upper section as the sun rose. It was a perfectly still morning and I was lucky enough to then fly from the summit of Garnedd Ugain on my paraglider, down to the bottom of the Llanberis Path.