Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:25

Kendal Mountain Festival photo competition winners announced

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The winners and runners-up of the 2018 Kendal Mountain Festival, presented by Osprey and supported by the University of Cumbria have today been revealed.

Following the submission of over 600 entries to this year’s competition across 7 categories, the panel of judges was faced with the difficult task of making the deciding selection.

Henry Iddon, Arts and Culture Officer, Kendal Mountain Festival says: It’s always exciting to see where people have been on their adventures, and how they express their experiences through photographs. This year we have had some fantastic entries reflecting a broad range of styles and approaches and we are delighted to celebrate the creativity of some very talented photographers.

Adventure in the Outdoors by Hamish Frost

Mark Brown, Visual Content Producer for Osprey says: The Kendal Mountain Photography Competition has received some fantastic entries this year with some truly shining examples of conscious and carefully planned out shooting. That's what we like to see! To all those that took part, thank you and keep refining your craft. You're at the forefront of inspiring others to get outdoors, seek true adventure and push their limits physically, mentally and creatively.”

Now in its 11th year, this prestigious competition has cemented a reputation for discovering new talent and celebrating some of the most captivating imagery from the world of outdoor adventure.

All photos will be displayed in an exhibition at the Brewery Arts Centre over the festival weekend and will also be available to festival-goers to purchase in postcard format, a must-have takeaway from this year’s festival.

ADVENTURE IN THE OUTDOORS (category supported by Tribe)

Winner: Hamish  Frost ‘Greg  Boswell and Guy  Robertson making the  first ascent of Lost  Arrow winter variation (x,10)  – Church Door Buttress on Bidean  Nam Bian, Scotland.

Runner-up: Ben  Tibbetts ‘Tom  Coney On The Taschhorn Dom  Traverse, Switzerland

For  The Love  Of The Water (Category Supported By Finisterre)

Winner: George  Karbus ‘Dreamy  Days On The West  Coast Of Ireland’

Runner-up: Kevin  Meredith ‘elle  From Brighton Swimming  Club

URBAN ADVENTURE (Category Supported By Stance)

Winner:  Matthew  Robinson ‘Walking  The Line‘

Runner-up: Greg  Turner ‘Evolution  Of The Skater’ Barcelona

YOUR  VIEW OF  THE LAKE DISTRICT (Smartphone category supported by Lake District National Park

Winner:  Vicky  Hart ‘First  Steps On Sharp  Edge’ Blencathra, The  Lake District

Runner-Up:  Lee  Gillies ‘Two  Hikers Climb Steadily  Up The Path Alongside Glenridding  Beck Toward White Side’ The Lake District

MOUNTAIN  LANDSCAPES (Category supported by John Muir Trust)

Winner:  Rod  Ireland ‘The  Long Walk’ Cairngorms,  Scotland

Runner-up: Steve  Jacques ‘Karst  Bagging’ Yangshuo,  Guangxi, China

MOUNTAIN  CULTURE (Category supported by Julbo)

Winner:  Neil  Irwin ‘Another  Day Of Adventure  Awaits’ Private Cabin  In Scotland

Runner-up:  Gregory  Cain ‘Bivacco  Slataper, Welcome  Respite’ The Sorapiss  Circuit - Italian Dolomites

CLIMB (Youth Category supported University of Cumbria)

Winner:  Aaron  Sylvester ‘Belay  Buddy’ Vallorcine Sport  Crag, Chamonix Valley

Runner  Up:  Molly  Gerrish ‘scrambling  On Red Screes’ The Lake  District