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An attempt of Janahut

In late May and June 2014 Team Montane members Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley made an attempt on the unclimbed Janahut (6,805m). This peak is at the head of the Gangotri glacier and has defied four previous attempts. Janahut was their third choice objective for the trip, having originally sought and been refused permission for Rimo III. Their secondary objective was Chaukhamba IV however once on site, it became clear that in prevailing snow conditions all routes up were unsafe, so the pair obtained permission to attempt Janahut in the... Read More


Marcus Scotney’s 7 deadly sins

With 7 weeks to go before the Montane Lakeland 100 & 50, ultra distance runner & Team Montane member Marcus Scotney takes some time to talk through race prep for brave participants. The seven deadly sins of the Montane Lakeland 50/100 Brothers and sisters, with seven weeks to go before the Montane Lakeland 100 or 50, I want us to reflect not only on preparing our bodies with the disciplined training we are doing, but also on preparing our minds on the vices and cardinal sins that can beseech us. Let us not... Read More


100,000km solo world circumnavigation halfway point

Australian Benji Rodgers-Wilson is currently halfway through a 100,000km solo world circumnavigation expedition. To date, he has cycled 28,000km and 3,500 nautical miles. At the end of stage 2, he is preparing for the next stage, which includes the daunting feat of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. At 4,000 nautical miles, that’s no walk in the park. Benji reflects briefly on his highs and lows so far. At the time of writing I’m at about the halfway point, having crossed Australia, the Indonesian Archipelago, Southeast Asia, Southern China, Japan, the Russian... Read More


Lite-Speed scoops TGO ‘Best Buy’

The Lite-Speed Jacket is a classic Montane windproof that has been tried, tested and proven over many years. It has been redesigned for the Spring / Summer 2015 season – still firmly focused on hillwalking and providing versatility, it features  super lightweight, fast drying windproof fabric PERTEX® Mini Rip-stop fabric. UK magazine The Great Outdoor‘s June issue tests out the Lite-Speed’s latest incarnation.  Facing competition from 10 other brands, reviewer Daniel Neilson awarded it TGO’s coveted ‘Best Buy’ award, togther with a full 5/5* rating. Finding ‘nothing’ wrong with it, he... Read More

, rates PRIMINO

UK outdoor website has found our Primino 140g range worthy of its ‘Good Buy’ accolade. Testing the 140g Zip Necks, Crew Necks and male Long Johns in depth out on the hills, Grough found them to be ‘clever’ in their blend of fabrics, lightweight yet insulative. Read the full review here. Explore the men’s Primino range here. Explore the women’s Primino range here.


Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2015 – Final Report

Another Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra is history. It was a tough one.  Temperatures of -45°C, in some places on the trail possibly even down to –50° C during the first couple of nights, which influenced the entire race. After all the warnings about frostbite and other cold-related problems, race organiser Robert Pollhammer was very happy to see all athletes arrive at Rivendell Farm in pretty good shape. That’s all except Ignatios Konstantin (430 miles) who had a bad cold and Renzo Moltrasio (300 miles) who had bad stomach problems. Both... Read More


Trek & Mountain Gear of the Year

Trek & Mountain magazine has ranked our Featherlite Down Jacket and Torque 40 as Gear of the Year 2014. The Featherlite Down Jacket (men’s and women’s) and Torque 40 were given the accolade of ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Trek & Mountain’s September and July 2014 issues respectively. The gear testers highlighted the Featherlite Down Jacket for its comfort, active performance, good looks and technical features. They praised the Torque 40 writing that is is ‘an excellent pack designed here in the UK, perfect for almost all mountain activities’. Read more about the... Read More

, Double Award for the Minimus Jacket

After careful and thorough scrutinisation of our Minimus Jacket in December 2014, Spanish gear test specialists have seen fit to label it ‘Finalista: Editor’s Choice’. In the first TrailRunningReview Awards 2014, it was selected by the editors as worthy of an accolade. But not only did the Minimus Jacket gain this award, it was also named ‘Finalista: User’s Choice’.  With a total of 228 voters taking part in the waterproof shell category, the Minimus Jacket received the ultimate vote of confidence from the most important people – you, the public! Read the... Read More


Alpine Stretch Gloves “Best in test”

The UK’s Trail magazine has tested out a range of Winter Gloves in its February issue. With an overall score of 4.8/5, the Alpine Stretch Gloves were awarded ‘Best in Test’ With 5/5 for their features, fit, comfort and use, Trail’s reviewer praised them for their versatility as an all-round general winter glove. More specifically, they were commended for their use of PRIMALOFT® Gold insulation on the back of the hand, their leather palm, the wrist leash and cuff adjustment. Read more about the Alpine Stretch Gloves here


Montane Spine Race – Day 6

Pavel Paloncy wins the Montane Spine Race 2015 for a 2nd time. Competitors on the Montane Spine Race were held once again on day 5 (14 January), with re-start set for 07:00 and 08:00 for those in the Alston and Bellingham checkpoints respectively the following morning on day 6 (15 January). With the front of the race stationed at Bellingham, at 08:00, eyes were once again on two front runners Pavel Paloncy, Eoin Keith and chasing group Beth Pascall, Mark Townsend, Tim Laney and Damian Hall.  This group had swelled... Read More