Archive

2017

06/11/2017
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Psycho Vertical Wins ‘Best Climbing Film’ at Banff Film Festival

Following a sold out world premiere in Canada on Friday 3 November 2017, we are pleased to report that Psycho Vertical, starring Montane big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick, has won ‘Best Climbing Film’ at Banff Mountain Film Festival. Psycho Vertical takes a raw, intimate look at Andy as a climbing figure, exploring the themes of identity, fatherhood and how our pasts shape us. Based on Andy’s best-selling auto-biography of the same name, Psycho Vertical examines the intricacies, complexities and often conflicting desires of Andy’s mind and personality as a world-class climber and... Read More

01/11/2017
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NEW WOMEN’S PHOENIX JACKET SCOOPS OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST ‘BEST BUY’

Our brand new Phoenix Jacket has only recently arrived in stores and is already making a name for itself. Gear reviewer Lucy Wallace tests it out in Outdoor Enthusiast‘s Autumn issue, finding it “very warm and durable” and awarding it ‘Best Buy’. She highlights its innovative use of synthetic PrimaLoft ThermoPlume insulation technology, which comes closer to natural down than ever before. The next evolution towards creating a high performing synthetic fill, PrimaLoft ThermoPlume mimics the fluidity, feel and aesthetics of goose down more closely. It gives the loft, fill... Read More

23/10/2017
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JON GUPTA SETS NEW KILIMANJARO SPEED ASCENT RECORD

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

18/10/2017
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Tor des Géants Experience – Debbie

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

18/10/2017
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Psycho Vertical Trailer

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.

17/10/2017
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BMC and Montane in a New Partnership

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

16/10/2017
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From the BMC – How to be hill fit: 12 tips to stay fast

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

16/10/2017
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From the BMC – All set for an early sunset?

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

Midi-Plan ridge 16/10/2017
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From the BMC – Winter Climbing, Cold Goals

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

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KEVIN HADFIELD: TRAIL 2SK SHORTS REVIEW

“An amazing update on the fabric construction and WOW look at those pockets!!!” Click image to view product. KEVIN SAYS: Once again, these were my go to shorts choice for TDG. I changed from Black to Grey in Gressoney. These shorts just work! They fit well, the pockets are awesome and I only had to apply anti-chafe cream twice for the entire 330km. I had enough room in the new updated pockets to confidently stow away my trash and much of the trash I found along the trail from other... Read More