Archive

June 2016

24/06/2016
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The 6 Most Remote Long Distance Trails

Some of these trails have never been hiked in their entirety and some only a handful of times – it’s time to break trail across the world 1. Great Divide Trail Photography by Alan English This is undoubtedly North America’s gnarliest long-distance trail: 745-miles across the Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia – some of the least populated land on the continent. And no guesses why: this is a wild, remote country. Snow can, and does, fall at any time of year, heavy rain for days on end is common,... Read More

17/06/2016
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First ascent: Mt Gangstang’s North West ridge

Team Montane climber Malcolm Bass and climbing partner Guy Buckingham have just made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9th June 2016 and descended to base camp the next day completing a five day round trip. The headwater of the Thirot Nala – image by Anshul Soni. Gangstang is a classically pyramidal peak which is reminiscent of the Matterhorn. It was first reportedly climbed by Italians in 1945 via the South West Ridge which has... Read More

17/06/2016
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Sally Fawcett: Annecy 2016 Vertical Race & Marathon

This was our 3rd trip to Annecy and second time racing after last years Trail World Championships. Read about Sally’s inpspiring race expriences below. “The 86k ultra was too much to do so soon after the Highland Fling so I opted for the marathon, but in case that wasn’t enough, fancied the short vertical race 2 days earlier! The VR was the reverse of the final descent from the ultra and the marathon was due to be run on the last half of the ultra course, so we knew what... Read More

02/06/2016
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Marcus Scotney dominates 2016 Cape Wrath Ultra

8 days, 248 miles Over the last few years, the mountain running scene across the world has boomed, not least in the UK. Sky running, fell running, adventure racing and trail running, to name but a few have become widely recognised, both within the running community and in the media. Not content with taking part in half or full city marathons, runners are turning to the distinct challenges of off-road ultra distance races. Endurance races have seen numbers of entrants rise year on year. All 1,050 places on the 2015... Read More