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Montane Lakeland 50 and 100 header image 02/08/2018
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MONTANE LAKELAND 100 & 50 2018

The 11th Montane Lakeland 100 & 50 ultra’s once again proved itself to be the UK’s most exciting and dynamic race of its kind, with thrills, spills and drama in abundance. Over the years, the Montane Lakeland 100 & 50 has become the primary ultra-distance race in the country, leading the way in providing a race experience tougher and unlike any other. The 11th iteration of the annual race delivered quite literally in deluges.  Often in events of this kind the weather is as big a factor as the terrain... Read More

Elliot Simpson Crib Goch Scramble in Montane Viper 01/08/2018
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ELLIOT SIMPSON: The Crib Goch Classic

Montane Ambassador Elliot Simpson recently tackled the iconic Crib Goch Scramble, but found conditions too good to ignore. Like most of the summer, the weather had uncharacteristically been delivering on its promises for weeks.  This provided an unexpected change in how I experience the outdoors. In years gone by good weather was something to be exploited.   You make the most of it; scraping as much distance, altitude, rest, or enjoyment out as possible before the clouds close in and the day descends into the usual attrition against the elements. This... Read More

Sally Fawcett Run Diaries | Montane 30/07/2018
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SALLY FAWCETT: Run Diaries v

Less hard miles and more time cross-training is paying off, with Sally enjoying success in old and new disciplines this month.  A worrying injury improves, allowing her to take advantage of an opportunity for ‘one more’ Ultra.  Follow Sally’s Diary <Previous 30/6/18 – Fairfield Teams Mountain Marathon As my first MM I was spoiled by the conditions the Lake’s had to offer for the Saunders. The excellent visibility made navigation straightforward, and the warm weather meant we could carry lightweight gear and not worry about a cold, sleepless overnight camp! The... Read More

mend our mountains profile 18/07/2018
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Mend Our Mountains: A Big Step Closer to Making A Million

After only four months, The BMC has announced the ‘Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million’ appeal has raised over £330,00 so far, a colossal one third of its target. The appeal, which Montane is proudly supporting with 1% of all website sales, is very much on track for its £1 million target with two thirds of its original time frame to go. Money raised will go towards repairing and resorting some of Britian’s most popular footpaths which, a victim of their popularity, are heavily eroded.  Thanks to the BMC’s and... Read More

sophie radcliffe shetland report with montane 16/07/2018
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SOPHIE RADCLIFFE: Shetland Report

In March, Sophie and friend Alex took their favourite Montane kit and spent five days exploring everything Shetland has to offer: ” Shetland left me with a deep appreciation for saying yes to new experiences and all the wonder and joy that can come flooding into your life when you do.” Originally a Norse settlement, now only 16 of the 100 islands comprising Shetland are inhabited.  This allows for its treasures to be hidden, yet accessible; its wildness enhanced by relative proximity, whilst isolated from the greater worlds’ broadest reach. It... Read More

halogen 33 review | Montane 16/07/2018
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ALPIN REVIEW: HALOGEN 33

ALPIN Magazine Reviews the Montane Halogen 33, praising its versatility & features. Our New Halogen 33 has been scrutinzed by the testers of the German ALPIN magazine. T H E   V E R D I C T : “A universal all-rounder with very good details and a great back system, which is also quite light.” “Ein universeller Allrounder mit ein paar sehr guten details und einem angenehmen Rücken, der außerdem recht leicht ist.“ HALOGEN 33 (UK) HALOGEN 33 (DE) Shop Now (UK) Shop Now (DE)

BAIML TEST featherlite down vest 05/07/2018
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Featherlite Down Vest : BAIML Tested

As part of our BAIML Test Team, Kirsty travels the world guiding people in a wide variety of challenging terrains and climates.  Here, she reflects on a piece of kit that finds its way into her pack a lot more often than not:   Kirsty atop Mount Olympus I would hazard a guess that anyone who works in the outdoors owns at least one down gilet.. possibly two..? A hasty search through my kit store (ok, the stuff shoved under my bed) revealed that I own 2 down gilets and... Read More

steve plain on the further faster podcast 28/06/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 4

Steve Plain talks of his world-record breaking 7 Summits expedition completed over 4 months in early 2018 when the expedition clock stopped atop Mt Everest on the 14th May 2018, shaving eight days off the previous world record. Click the image to listen Overcoming serious injury and hardship, steve went from near permanent paralysis to climbing the tallest mountain on each continent over the space of a few years, culminating with Project 7in4, raising money for charity in the process.  Steve talks engagingly about the highs and lows of such... Read More

Sally fawcett run diaries 4 - the dark peak 27/06/2018
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SALLY FAWCETT: Run Diaries iv

This month, Sally deals with the transition from trail to fell by throwing herself into a host of new experiences, alongside re-jigging fundamentals such as training volume and race approach. Follow Sally’s Diary <Previous The saying “a change is as good as a rest” is certainly ringing true for my running at the moment. When your focus has been on one race and that comes and goes you are left in a bit of a training/running void. This is what I found after the Trail World Championships. The foot niggle... Read More

Jen Scotney northern Traverse Vlog 25/06/2018
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PART v: THE VLOG

You’ll see my race didn’t always go to plan but still had a brilliant time… …THAT’S THE END OF THE VLOG! Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race         Part III: The Finish          Part IV: The kit