Mountain writing competition

Aonach Eagach in Glencoe may inspire budding writers.

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People with a love for the mountains and Scotland’s great outdoors are being challenged to put their passion into words.

Mountaineering Scotland’s annual literary competition – the Mountain Writing Competition – is now open.

Entries may be prose (maximum of 2,000 words) or poetry (200 word max), fact or fiction.

They may be about a fondly remembered walk or an imagined vertical adventure and can be about the mountains themselves or those who climb among them.

Whatever you choose to write about, as long as it has mountains and mountaineers at
heart, the Mountaineering Scotland Writing Competition 2021 is seeking contributions.

First prize in both prose and poetry sections is £200. Second and third prize winners in each section will receive £100 and £50 respectively.

As well as the cash prizes, winners will see their entries published in Scottish Mountaineer magazine and website.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday, November 5 2021.

Full rules and details of how to enter are at