April 2018


The Montane Survey 2018

THE MONTANE SURVEY WIN £400 worth of Montane Kit It’s that time of year again when we ask for a few moments of your time to fill in a quick survey. Learning more about your experiences with Montane helps us improve the products and services we deliver. Complete the survey and get entered into a draw to win £400 of Montane kit Enter Now

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Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition: Day I

Follow the team’s adventure <Previous Page          Next Page>   An all-female team of explorers – lead by ex-Team Montane Athlete – intend to ski to the Geographic North Pole in a bid to raise environmental, political and social awareness. TRANSCRIPT: A big hello from the sea ice of the frozen arctic ocean! We finally made it! it was a pretty incredible journey to get here: we were on standby from 11 o’clock at night yesterday, and then we were summoned to the airport from Nonuven, and... Read More

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Montane Supported Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition Under way

Follow the team’s adventure <Previous Page          Next Page>   An all-female team of explorers – lead by ex-Team Montane Athlete – intend to ski to the Geographic North Pole in a bid to raise environmental, political and social awareness. Lead by veteran polar explorer and ex-Team Montane Sponsored Athlete Felicity Ashton MBE, the Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition is an all-female team from all around the globe aiming to reach the Geographic North Pole by ski. If successful, many of the team will be the first of their... Read More

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Jon Gupta’s 7in4 IV: ACONCAGUA 2

Follow Jon’s Adventure <Previous Post         Next Post> Beautiful sunsets and kind-hearted people formed the backdrop of Team 7in4’s ascent of Mt Aconcagua, as they acclimatised and raced towards their goal. Day 6 / 27th Jan – We packed our summit gear & headed up to Camp 2 (Nido) at 5550m in 2 hours 40 minutes. The weather had been windy for a while but it looked set to drop of the 28th. Perfect. The sunset was beautiful & we set the alarm fo 5am. Day 7 / 28th Jan... Read More

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Jon Gupta’s 7in4 III: ACONCAGUA 1

Follow Jon’s Adventure <Previous Post         Next Post> A long walk and a lot of acclimatisation were required to get near enough for a dash to South America’s tallest peak.  They found solitude and surprisingly good food. MOUNTAIN #2 in the 7 Summits Project EXPED DATES: 22nd – 27th January, 2018 Steve & I meet up in Mendoza on the 19th January & went straight out for a massive steak & red wine! (of course). Steve recounted his amazing experience on Mt Vinson & we talked excitedly about the... Read More

Montane Ultra Alpine 38 +5 12/04/2018

UKC Competition to win a Montane Ultra Alpine 38 +5 Pack

Click Here to Enter the Competition An uncompromisingly technical climbing pack, the Montane Ultra Alpine 38+5 is stripped to its most efficient minimum. Designed to be as simple to use and robust as possible to get the most of your most ambitious projects. The brainchild of Montane and international big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick, it has had to withstand punishment at the hands of one of the toughest climbers out there. Described by Andy as: ‘…highly specialised and niche, a real climbers pack…’ Its stripped-back nature allows for a very... Read More

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Jon G’s 7in4 II: VINSON

Follow Jon’s Adventure <Previous Post         Next Post> The first peak in this World-Record attempt, with the Record clock commencing once they reached the summit SUMMIT & PROJECT 7in4 CLOCK STARTS: 16th January 2018 at 19:00 UTC AIM – To successfully & safely climbing the highest mountain on every continent. TIME FRAME – The date in which to complete the 7 Summits & beat the current 126-day record is 22nd May 2018 at 19:00 UTC. Mt Vinson 4892m is the highest mountain in Antarctica & was the first... Read More

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Jon G’s 7in4 I: Intro

Follow Jon’s Adventure <Previous Post         Next Post> Jon’s experience as a part of the world record-breaking speed attempt to climb the 7 Summits (highest mountain on each continent). Ok – here we go! Over the following posts I’m going to look back over the past 3 months & all 6 successful summits with 1 post per day with words, photos & videos, starting tomorrow with #1 Vinson (Antarctica) & finishing with #6 Denali (Alaska). By which time we will be at Everest Basecamp or on Everest &... Read More

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Montane Team up with Melanie Windridge for ‘Science of Everest’

  Montane has teamed up with Physicist and author Dr Melanie Windridge for her most ambitious project yet; reaching the tallest peak in the world whilst showcasing career options through the technology used to Summit. The project, which is supported by the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry, will run throughout 2018 with the summit attempt in April/May. As Melanie prepares for and scales the 8,848 meter summit, and faces the dangerous descent, she will explore how science and technology have made Everest – once the preserve of... Read More

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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre IV

Catch Up on Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre II          Cerro Torre III Failure (on the) Face Following on from his recent expedition to (try and) climb Cerro Torre in Patagonia, Tom reflects on the nature of success, the lessons of failure, and the importance of approaching both positively in order to grow. I’ve just come off the back of two ‘failed’ expeditions. That’s a lot of money, time and emotions wasted! But are they really wasted? Surely everything we... Read More