Moun­taineers asked to tell their tallest of tales

The Oban Times - - Leisure - SANDY NEIL sneil@oban­

WRIT­ERS with a pas­sion for the hills and climb­ing are be­ing sought by Moun­taineer­ing Scot­land for its an­nual lit­er­ary com­pe­ti­tion.

The Moun­taineer­ing Scot­land Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion 2017 is look­ing for the best in new moun­tain writ­ing, whether fact or fic­tion, prose or po­etry.

And, with more and more peo­ple tak­ing art in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, there should be no short­age of climbers and walk­ers ready to put their ex­pe­ri­ences into words and share what makes moun­tains, or walk­ing and climb­ing, so spe­cial to them.

En­tries should have some con­nec­tion with moun­tains and moun­taineer­ing, rock or ice climb­ing, walk­ing or ski-moun­taineer­ing, and win­ners will re- ceive a cash prize and the chance to see their en­tries in print in the

Scot­tish Moun­taineer, the quar­terly Moun­taineer­ing Scot­land mag­a­zine which goes out to its more than 14,000 mem­bers.

The first placed win­ners in prose and po­etry cat­e­gories will also re­ceive a free week­end pass (worth about £100) to the 2016 Ed­in­burgh Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val.

Win­ning en­tries are also pub­lished on the Moun­taineer­ing Scot­land web­site. Run since 1987, the com­pe­ti­tion is open to mem­bers and non-mem­bers and reg­u­larly at­tracts en­tries from all over the UK.

Prose en­tries should be a max­i­mum of 2,000 words. Po­etry en­tries can be of any length. The com­pe­ti­tion is open to any­one res­i­dent in the UK, whether mem­bers of Moun­taineer­ing Scot­land or not.

The dead­line for this year’s com­pe­ti­tion is Septem­ber 30. En­tries should be sent to the MWC Co­or­di­na­tor, Tommy McMan­mon, prefer­ably by email to ar­ti­cle@ moun­taineer­ing. scot or by hard copy to Moun­taineer­ing Scot­land, ‘MWC2017’, The Gra­nary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP.

Full de­tails of the com­pe­ti­tion are avail­able on the web­site.

Ben Ne­vis from Aonach Ea­gach, by Neil Reid.

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