Montane athlete Jon Gupta sets a new English speed ascent record for Mt Kilimanjaro of just 8 hours 11 minutes. 2017 is Jon Gupta’s year. Starting in January, he and Tom Sutherland became the first team ever to complete the 430 mile category of the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, enduring temperatures as low as -44°C over a gruelling 12 days. In May, not only did he guide client Mollie Hughes into the record books (she became the youngest woman in the world to scale Everest successfully from both north and... Read More
Words and Imagery by Debbie Martin-Consani “I doubt I will do many things in life that could possibly compare to the Tor des Géants. It was an amazing experience. There were moments I felt I was just torturing myself, but I never wanted to stop.” This was the dream. This is what I signed up for. And nothing short of a limb falling off would have made me want to stop. I had only given myself one shot to get this right. The build-up to the start line was bad... Read More
Based on Andy’s best-selling autobiography of the same name, Psycho Vertical explores the intricate mind of Andy Kirkpatrick, a world-class climber and alpinist who lives a life of conflicting desires and identities. Learn More Watch the official Psycho Vertical trailer: Learn more about Andy here.
We are excited to announce a new partnership between Montane and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), with Montane officially recognised as the BMC’s Recommended Clothing and Pack Partner. This partnership allows us to actively support the vital work undertaken by the BMC and gives Montane a strong platform to engage with the British climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking communities. Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO said: “We’re excited to welcome Montane on board as our recommended clothing and pack partner. Montane is an independent British brand with an established reputation. Their involvement not... Read More
The best way to prepare yourself for the hills is to get out in the hills. But what if you can only get out once a month? Running guide Sarah Ridgway reveals her secrets to staying fast. Simply, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the hills; but there is no quick fix. John developed a consistent approach, set goals, and built it into his life. It doesn’t matter where you live: get moving on a regular basis, safely increase effort to build fitness, avoid high monotony (same... Read More
Since the clocks go back this month, suddenly the Sunday evening sunset will arrive significantly earlier. It’s easy to be caught out. So to help, let’s shine a light on some steps you should take to avoid being unexpectedly out in the dark on the hills. In the UK, the clocks go back one hour at 2 am on the last Sunday in October, which is 29th October this year. It’s probably no coincidence that it’s also the time of year when many mountain rescue teams report an increase in... Read More
What will this winter bring? Are you thinking of stepping up your grade and going for that dream classic – or perhaps you’re secretly hankering after a new route? Whatever your aspirations, we all know that UK winters are very fickle –you need to stack the odds in your favour. Andy Turner explains more. Check conditions If the climb’s not ‘in’ then you can forget everything else, so you need to do your homework to discover what conditions are best for your target. Ice routes take the longest to come... Read More