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March 2018

30/03/2018
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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre III

Continue Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre II          Cerro Torre IV Making do: a Masterclass 7:30am and I’m swinging my axe gingerly into a neve eyebrow. My back is against bare rock and my feet are pressed onto the opposite wall, where the snow and occasional blobs of neve are pasted to the rock. I hope the axe placement sticks! The dawn is doing its thing and I can see my surroundings now. The dim beam of my headtorch is now... Read More

29/03/2018
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Further. Faster. Podcast. – Episode 1

Welcome to the Further. Faster. Podcast, in association with Montane, the FREE podcast that asks ultra athletes, mountaineers and adventurers the why and the how of what they do. Each month we’ll speak to different athletes, race organisers and experts from across the world to explore their motivations and what drives them to attempt such intimidating activities in the most extreme environments. In the first episode, presenter Daniel Neilson talks to ultra runner Marcus Scotney about his training, a recent race in Costa Rica (which didn’t fully go to plan)... Read More

29/03/2018
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Montane & BMC Chief Giveaway

Montane is the Official Clothing and Pack Partner of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). As part of this initiative, we want to give something back to BMC Members this Easter break. So, if purchase any Montane items over £50 and show your BMC Membership card in participating UK stores, you will receive a FREE Limited-Edition BMC Montane Chief (limited to one per purchase) and whilst stocks last. Learn more about the Montane & BMC Partnership Participating Montane Retailers Retailer Town/City Postcode Website The Climbers Shop Milton Keynes MK11 1AA www.climbers-shop.com... Read More

29/03/2018
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Tom Kahler: Photography and Adventure

Tom Kahler is a young Sheffield based photographer who uses his incredible pictures to celebrate the vastness of the outdoors and  his love of moving through it.  Tom tells us how photography has informed his appreciation of the outdoors, and vice versa. Follow Tom’s adventures: <Previous Page          Next Page> Q:  What inspired you to get into photography? I’ve always had a desire to travel and I’ve always had a bad memory, I started shooting photos simply to remember the places I’ve been. I then found myself... Read More

Sally Fawcett Run Diaries 1 27/03/2018

SALLY FAWCETT: Run Diaries I

Follow Sally’s Diary <Previous          Next> Each month, Team Montane Athlete Sally Fawcett shares an insight into the world of elite fell running.  This month demonstrates race-specific training, and the benefits of planned flexibility when it comes to writing programmes:   Training for the first part of the year had all been geared towards High Peak Marathon. This was an event I was really looking forward to as it’s a team race, 4 of you run together through the night, 44 miles around the Derwent Watershed from Edale.... Read More

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Denali I: Now the Fun Begins

< Previous Page          Next Page > Struggling to Keep Up to Date Apologies, I am posting this update slightly out of order. Between cramped long-haul flights, jet lag, the actual climbs themselves and recovery, I have found it difficult to keep up to date with my trip reports. I still have Carstensz and Elbrus to catch up on. However, I thought I would get this report out on time to provide an update on my current movements. I will back fill the other reports when I... Read More

17/03/2018
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BAIML TEST TEAM INTERVIEW: Stuart Ritchie

International Mountain Leader Michelle Smith recently caught up with the newly appointed BAIML Montane Test Team Member Stuart Ritchie: Born in Central Scotland, as a boy Stuart was never far from the mountains. However his passion to travel the world began when he joined the army and served for 16 years.  Stuart now runs an outdoor adventure company running activities in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Internationally. He is actively involved in the delivery of youth awards and is a provider and course director for Mountain Training UK. ... Read More

16/03/2018

UKC Climbing Competition – Win a Spider Hoodie

A new addition to Montane’s Spring/Summer 2018 range, the Spider Hoodie incorporates a variety of new technologies and materials to produce an efficient and durable technical mid-layer Montane Spider Hoodie, Firefly Orange The Montane Spider Hoodie is an all new lightweight and technical alpine hooded fleece pull-on designed for climbers, by climbers. High performance is hardwired into the inherent materiality of this lightweight and quick-drying midlayer.  Its high stretch Pontentorto Tecnostretch fabric incorporates a CORDURA face for enhanced durability whilst fitting close to the body through a full range of... Read More

15/03/2018
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Montane Spine Race Organiser Sets New World Record

Scott Gilmour, organiser of the Montane Spine Race and old friend of Montane was recently part of a 3 man British expedition that set a new speed record for an unsupported crossing the world’s largest (by volume) freshwater lake, Siberia’s Lake Baikal. The team covered a distance of around 640km (497 miles) in 12 12 days, 21 hours and 13 minutes, finishing on Wednesday 14 March at 02:08 local time. The trio beat the previous record of 13 days and 16 hours, set by Kevin Vallely and Ray Zahab in 2010,... Read More

BMC Mend Our Mountains make one million | Montane 15/03/2018
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MONTANE SUPPORT ‘MEND OUR MOUNTAINS’

Montane are the first brand to answer the BMC’s rallying cry to preserve Britain’s mountainous areas from degradation and overuse. We are passionate about protecting these inspiring and beautiful places are maintained and enjoyed for years to come, and have committed to donating 1% of our website sales to this cause.  It is our hope we can not only contribute to the cause , but also inspire other big players in the industry to take such an active interest in the longevity of our precious outdoor environment.   To find... Read More