The winners of the 2022 International Mountain Photo Contest have been announced. Now in its 8th year, the contest is organised by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea, a mountaineering club, based in San Sebastian, North Spain. After sifting through thousands of entries from more than 60 different countries the jury chose the 20 finalist photos.
The First Prize winning entry was taken by Yhabril Moro, from Biscay, with “Young Gun”, a spectacular photograph of a ski jump under the sunset lights, at Baqueira, a Catalan ski resort.
Yhabril Moro – “Young Gun”, Baqueira
Paul Zizka – “Fenêtre Hivernale”, Stutfield Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Jose Allende – “Burning Desert”, Merlín route, Wadi Rum desert, Jordan
Mendifilm Poster Prize
Sandi Bertoncelj – “Ski is Life”, Zauchensee, Austria
FIFAD Poster Prize
Yhabril Moro – “Moondreamers”, Villanúa, Huesca, Spain
Here are some of my favourites from the other finalists:
David Nogales – “Aniol sin miedo en una postal”, Aldeyjarfoss, Iceland
Felix Urrutia Uriarte – “Bikote”, Urkiola Natural Park, Bizkaia, Spain
Julia Roger-Veyer – “Escape”, Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France
Christoph Jorda – “Fragile”, Pitztal Glacier, Tyrol, Austria
Florencia Corrado – “Oporrak Hondartzan”, Onton, Cantabria, Spain
Nicolai Brugger – “Star Hotel”, Stellisee in Zermatt
The 20-awarded photos will be exposed in large format in the San Sebastian Boulevard gardens from May 26 2022. Alternatively, you can see them on the competition website.