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spine race | montane 19/09/2019
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Montane Partner with Spine Race for 2020

After the success of last year’s ground-breaking Spine race, Montane renew the partnership with Ultra Endurance Series to sponsor the event for another 3 years. The Montane Spine Race is a non-stop 268 mile winter ultra-marathon encompassing the entire length of the Pennine Way, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. “At Montane we have a passion for endurance sports, and the Spine delivers an epic journey that ticks all of the boxes. Over the next three years we are looking forward to working closely... Read More

galen reynolds | montane 11/09/2019
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TORX: Day 4

A day of seconds Oliviero Bosatelli wins his second TOR with a time of 72:37:13, whilst Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds finishes soon after for his second second-place finish at 77:06:12. < Day 1 <Day 2 <Day 3 Bosatelli crossed the line today at the age of 50 and having only started trail running relatively recently. In doing so he has joined a very elite club of people who have won the TOR twice. So elite, in fact, only Franco Collé has replicated the feat . 4 1/2 hours later Galen... Read More

day 3 tor des geants | montane 10/09/2019
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TORX: Day 3

Leading positions remain unchanged through the second night. Race leader Oliviero Bosatelli runs just behind course record pace, with Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds hot on his heals. < Day 1 <Day 2 Day 4> Galen held Oliviero within an hour ahead of him for most of the day. However, with cold-induced asthma and a blinding change of pace from Bosatelli, the gap has begun to increase. Elsewhere, fellow Montane athlete Kevin Hadfield continues to make gains in the rankings, climbing into the top 30. Meanwhile, Tom Hollins remains in the... Read More

tor des geants 2019 day 2 | montane 09/09/2019
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TORX: Day 2

A rough first night with some prestigious names dropping out early gives Montane athletes space to perform < A challenging first night and punishing second day saw some big names unable to continue, as the race altitude increased through some of the highest passes in the course. < Day 1 Day 3> Day 4> Most notably, 2-time winner of the TOR Franco Collé was forced to retire due to problems with his vision. Montane athlete Galen Reynolds to push into 2nd place – where he finished last years race –... Read More

tor des geants 2019 day 1 | montane 08/09/2019
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TORX: Day 1

920 Athletes from 72 nations toe the line for the 10th Tor des Géants. A record-breaking 920 athletes from 72 nations to the line for the 10th anniversary of the Tor des Géants. Amongst them a strong multi-national Team Montane. This year’s TOR started at noon on a cold Sunday amongst the crowds of Courmayeur. After the first four hours, a breakaway group lead by Peter Kienzl left the main bulk of runners, closely followed by a smaller group containing Montane Athlete (and second-place finisher last year) Galen Reynolds. The... Read More

nick morris out of hours | montane 29/08/2019
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Adventure; an unusual and exciting or daring experience

Montane Ambassador Nick morris talks us through what adventure means to him, and why everyone can benefit from it. Walking along the ridgeline of Beinn Alligin in the Scottish Highlands in a world of adventure, discovery, my ice axe in one hand steadying myself against the icy breeze and my crampons piercing the snow underfoot.  I track the ridge moving up the ascent to the summit, feeling my heart race as my heavy legs power me up the crisp white untouched blanket of snow towards clear skies and vast views.... Read More

further faster podcast episode 14 Jenny Graham | montane 29/08/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 14 Jenny Graham

Hello and welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. We started this podcast to delve into why mountaineers, explorers and endurance athletes do what they do. Why they push themselves, why they feel the need to put another foot forward or crank out another turn of the pedal. In this episode, we spoke to Jenny Graham, a Scottish endurance athlete. The resulting interview fulfilled everything we set out to do. In this searingly honest conversation, we learn about her record-breaking round the world cycle, how she got into riding... Read More

Matt cooper hydrogen direct | montane 28/08/2019
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HYDROGEN DIRECT JACKET REVIEW

Professional mountain guide and Montane Ambassador Matt has been using his Hydrogen Direct Jacket since January 2019, putting it through its paces in all manner of conditions in mountainous environments across the UK. Matt in his Hydrogen Direct Jacket (click for more info). Matt spends almost every day in the mountains guiding clients and teaching courses with his business The Mountaineering Company, or for his own recreation.  As such, he values dependability and usability over all else.  His kit has to perform reliably regardless of meteorological condition in potentially dangerous... Read More

Gwynn Stokes Extreme 804 | montane 28/08/2019
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Cape Wrath To Edale FKT

‘Extreme 804’ is 804 miles of trails and mountains starting at Cape Wrath – the most northwesterly tip of Scotland – all the way down the Edale in Derbyshire start of the Pennine way.  Here, Gwynn tells us the why and the how of this immense FKT attempt, due to commence 1st September. The idea came about 2 years ago, after the Montane Spine Race. My wife noticed a plaque on the wall in the Boarder Hotel saying ‘CW 400 and something’ miles.  I can’t remember exactly how many, but... Read More

Tom Hollins | montane 27/08/2019
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TOM HOLLINS’ 2nd TOR DES GEANTS

Montane Athlete Tom Hollins reflects on the difficult lessons he learned from his first TOR, what makes it such a difficult and special race, and how he plans to improve this year. Click on image for more info about Tom Before last year’s TDG I came out in August and recced the last 1/3 of the route as I knew it was going to be a tough race to finish and I wanted to be prepared. I wasn’t wrong. I DNFd after the first 1/3 of the route. Last year... Read More