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21/05/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 14-21.05.19

A change of plan sets the scene for a potential ‘summitfest’ in the slow-motion world of ultra-high altitude. 14.05.19   14:25  Not the result I hoped for but we are down & safe which is the main thing. 18:04   Well, a variety of factors played out against us today on Nuptse. Despite breaking trail & fixing a bunch of rope yesterday (in pretty challenging conditions) the trail had all but disappeared and the ropes were buried under fresh snow. The difficult became even more challenging. The route, as we were already aware,... Read More

21/05/2019

MONTANE BECOMES HEADLINE SPONSOR OF BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR

Montane continues to grow its grassroots activation with headline sponsorship of the Brit Rock Tour Since 2014, Brit Rock has curated the best new climbing films featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers. Leading filmmaker and founder of the Brit Rock Tour Alastair Lee collaborates with the best of the UK’s adventure filmmakers as well as his own new productions resulting in new line ups of compelling stories from the vertical world. “Montane are the perfect fit for the Brit Rock Tour; I wanted a brand with the same... Read More

kokopelli trail fkt | montane 20/05/2019
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Kevin Hadfield Sets Fastest Known Time on Kokopelli Trail

Ahead of this years’ Tor des Géants, Montane athlete Kevin Hadfield has not been resting on his laurels.  Rounding off a family holiday with an FKT of the 140 mile Kokopelli Trail, he had to deal with extremes of temperature similar to the TOR, and finishing with a result that will hold him in good stead for the 330 km of Alpine terrain.   I’m happy and sad all at once. I’m psyched to have finished the Kokopelli but sad that it’s not been a shared experience. I’d spent all... Read More

Project 321 | montane 13/05/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 06-13.05.19

Tim begins his big push towards Nuptse 06.05.19 08:45  So … now that the ropes have been fixed to The South Col it’s time for teams to start establishing C3 and their S Col camps. But not yet, as the weather has put things on hold for the moment.  Tents, gas, food, oxygen, stoves, and equipment will be ferried up the Lhotse Face whilst team members complete their second rotation or, if they’ve done that already, they’ll be resting up.  Once the winds above the S Col abate the fixing team... Read More

atomic jacket review | montane 08/05/2019
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Nick Morris Atomic Review

Warm and dry in a Scottish winter and excellent breathability on a Spring day in a featherweight jacket: that’s the Atomic. The jacket has all the frills without the weight. A fully adjustable hood, pit zips, waist cords and pockets that work with a harness or waist strap. But how does it perform, the question everyone wants to know. I have taken the jacket out over the last few months through many different conditions including a Scottish winter and a Lake District Spring, so this review covers both extremes. The... Read More

Project 321 | montane 05/05/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 29.04.-05.05.19

This week weather plagues the expedition, and Tim finally announces PROJECT 321’s complete objectives. 29.04.19 10:38  Here’s a pano that I took a couple of years back showing the Lhotse Face and all the way back down The Western Cwm  This year the Lhotse Face is looking quite icy at the moment … the snow from last week having been blown away.  Currently it’s fixed up to upper Camp 3 but the Climbing Sherpa fixing team will be trying to forge ahead over the next few days to The South Col... Read More

02/05/2019
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MONTANE FEATURES HEAVILY IN TRAIL MAGAZINE GEAR GUIDE 2019

Reviewed and compiled by numerous outdoor experts, The TRAIL Magazine Gear Guide is the quintessential review of the years’ best gear.  Montane featured heavily throughout its 100 pages of the best new outdoor kit.   ATOMIC JACKET A revised classic, updated with Pertex Sheild, YKK Zips and a few other modernizing tweaks, the Atomic Jacket won TRAIL Magazine’s ‘Best Value’ award: “… a well priced low-weight jacket that is ideal for summer and mild-weather hillwalking, backpacking, and trekking.” CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO: ATOMIC PANTS Fully articulated and articulated for... Read More

28/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY FIFTEEN – DARTMOOR

15 Marathons in 15 Days in the 15 National Parks of the United Kingdom complete! Thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored me, so grateful to all of you for helping make a difference. If you would like to add a few pennies to the pot here is the link: https://www.givepenny.com/national-parks-marathon-challenge- Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.     ... Read More

project 321 | montane 28/04/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 21.04.-28.04.19

21.04.19 05:58  I think this lot should suffice for a couple of nights on the hill.  On the hill we often suffer from a loss of appetite which is perverse when we’re burning so much energy. So I tend to go for snacks rather than meals. 13:28  After a mostly cloudy day we’ve just been granted a final glimpse of Nuptse.  Great views … but it’s chuffing freezing.  Time for dinner and then bed. 22.04.19 07:47  What do you do on a rest day when you’re at Everest Base Camp? Well, it starts... Read More

Jordan wylie | MONTANE 26/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY THIRTEEN – SNOWDONIA

Day 12 took me to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the last of the Welsh 3! Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.         ... Read More