Archive

March 2016

04/03/2016
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Montane to sponsor the Alpine Club’s Climbing Fund

Montane partners with the prestigious Alpine Club to sponsor the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund, an award offered bi-annually to support British climbers and mountaineers to explore the world’s mountainous regions and break new alpine terrain. The Alpine Club is the world’s oldest climbing club, established in 1857 during the golden age of alpinism, with a mission to ‘facilitate access to and exploration of the mountainous regions of the world’. Some of the most thrilling ascents and adventurous mountain expeditions this decade have been supported by the Alpine Club Climbing... Read More

01/03/2016
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Lightweight without compromise

Our Spring / Summer 2016 collection has arrived Focusing firmly on clothing and equipment engineered to perform in mountainous environments, whether you’re climbing, trekking or trail running, this collection is unflinchingly lightweight without compromise. Using leading technologies and innovative designs to achieve optimal performance and premium quality, our Spring / Summer 2016 collection has been thoroughly tested in some of the harshest conditions on the planet by world-class athletes, so you can trust it to perform reliably when you need it. The Spring / Summer 2016 collection showcases our pioneering... Read More

01/03/2016
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A line above the sky: Tom Ballard

Montane’s Tom Ballard has recently claimed a prodigious new dry tooling style (DTS) route, A line above the sky, in the Dolomites. If confirmed, the D15 grade ascent will be the hardest such route in the world. For a DTS route, the climber must not use any figure of fours or figure of nine moves, third grips on an ice axe or extend ice tools. Complex footwork is required and is believed to make the climbing more challenging, interesting and ‘pure’. A line above the sky is located at Tomorrow’s World – a cave at... Read More