The time has come to announce the winners of the The Armchair Mountaineer 2017 Writing Competition.
Once again a huge thank you to everybody who took part. It is the first competition to have been run on the pages of this site and I think it was a great success. I sincerely hope there will be many more!
The competition has been judged by Sarah Lister, Alex Roddie, Chris Townsend and me. Each of us cast our votes blind. In fact there were some very differing opinions which really goes to show there wasn’t much between the top few!
And the winner is...
1. Emily Woodhouse: Emily’s entry not only discussed an area of mountain writing which is probably under-represented but also did so in a concise and poignant way. She scored heavily across the board with the judges.
Emily wins: £150 cash, £100 donation to a charity of her choice, a year of Trail Magazine and a signed copy of Icefall by Alex Staniforth.
2. Magsie Hamilton Little: A very close second place goes to Magsie Hamilton whose words deliciously describe a sort of epiphany in the Algerian desert.
Magsie wins: a backpacking tent and three books, each signed by the author.
3. Seanna Fallon: Seanna's story is one that might be a described as needing to be told; a journey from and through pain.
Seanna wins: a goodie bag from The Wildlife Trusts and three books of mountain adventure.
The winning entries will be published next week on this blog.
All of this now just leaves me to say a huge congratulations to the winners and to all who entered, a very very big thank you to the judges; Sarah Lister, Alex Roddie and Chris Townsend, and I hope to see you again next year.