Award-winning author to judge Trail writing competition
Best-selling author Robert Macfarlane (right) is to be a judge for the finale of Trail’s hugely successful writing competition, ‘The Day A Mountain Changed My Life’. Since the April 2018 issue, a single winner from hundreds of entries has been chosen every month for the best 400-word mountain anecdote. We have had life-changing tales of mountain liberation, stories of hill-inspired career changes, and stark accounts of mountain accidents, with each monthly winning entry claiming a year’s membership to the John Muir Trust and £100 to spend on Mountain Equipment kit.
We are now twothirds of the way through the year-long competition, and just four rounds remain before an overall winner is selected by a panel of esteemed judges, including Macfarlane. The grand prize for the author of the best story of the year includes a day of bespoke adventure on a John Muir Trust-managed mountain, accompanied by an expert Mountain Equipment guide, plus the opportunity to write a full-length feature article for Trail. To find out more and to submit an entry for the competition, visit www.livefortheoutdoors.com/ changedmylife
Mountains that can change lives: Beinn Alligin in the NW Highlands.