Archive

June 2018

steve plain on the further faster podcast 28/06/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 4

Steve Plain talks of his world-record breaking 7 Summits expedition completed over 4 months in early 2018 when the expedition clock stopped atop Mt Everest on the 14th May 2018, shaving eight days off the previous world record. Click the image to listen Overcoming serious injury and hardship, Steve went from near permanent paralysis to climbing the tallest mountain on each continent over the space of a few years, culminating with Project 7in4, raising money for charity in the process.  Steve talks engagingly about the highs and lows of such... Read More

Sally fawcett run diaries 4 - the dark peak 27/06/2018
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SALLY FAWCETT: Run Diaries iv

This month, Sally deals with the transition from trail to fell by throwing herself into a host of new experiences, alongside re-jigging fundamentals such as training volume and race approach. Follow Sally’s Diary <Previous The saying “a change is as good as a rest” is certainly ringing true for my running at the moment. When your focus has been on one race and that comes and goes you are left in a bit of a training/running void. This is what I found after the Trail World Championships. The foot niggle... Read More

Jen Scotney northern Traverse Vlog 25/06/2018
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PART v: THE VLOG

You’ll see my race didn’t always go to plan but still had a brilliant time… …THAT’S THE END OF THE VLOG! Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race         Part III: The Finish          Part IV: The kit

Northern Traverse iv 24/06/2018
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PART iv: THE KIT

What would I do differently? The big one for me would be putting more food in my drop bags that would survive the days in the bag, such as camping pasta meals, meaning I could eat proper vegan meals at checkpoints. Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race         Part III: The Finish          Part V: The Vlog PART IV: The Kit The biggest challenge I faced deciding on kit was that checkpoints were generally 35-45 miles... Read More

Northern Traverse iii 23/06/2018
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PART iii: THE FINISH

There is something so beautiful about being that alone, out that late, and out of place. I guess this is when those demons could arise for some, but for me I love the solitude of these races. It’s a good thing. Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race          Part IV: The Kit          Part V: The Vlog PART III: THE FINISH It’s now been a couple of weeks since I completed the race. I have... Read More

Jen scotney's race report of the northern traverse ii 22/06/2018
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PART ii: THE RACE

There is something so beautiful about being that alone, out that late, and out of place. I guess this is when those demons could arise for some, but for me I love the solitude of these races. It’s a good thing. Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training           Part III: The Finish          Part IV: The Kit          Part V: The Vlog PART II: THE RACE The only piece of kit I had forgotten to bring from home was my... Read More

northern traverse i 21/06/2018
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PART i: TRAINING

I ran because I could, because the sun was shining, because adrenaline was pumping through my body and I had something to prove…that I could race if I really wanted to. Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part II: The Race             Part III: The Finish          Part IV: The Kit          Part V: The Vlog PART I: TRAINING I looked back over my shoulder. I could see a white bibbed figure in the distance behind. They looked strong. Damn. My head... Read More

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MACC Fund: Autumn 17 – Spring 18 Preface

The Montane Alpine Climbing Club Fund  17-18 Season – Malcolm Bass, Alpine Club Member, Ex-MACC Fund Sub Committee Chairman, Montane Athlete, Alpinist.   Thanks to a generous donation from a club member, combined with Alpine Club and Montane recurring funding, we are currently able to support more expeditions than ever before. But we are getting more applications than ever before, and most of them are for appropriate objectives. This is good news in that it shows that exploratory alpinism within the Alpine Club is in rude good health. But it... Read More

15/06/2018
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MACC Fund: Janhukot Expedition Success

2018 BRITISH JANHUKOT (6805M) EXPEDITION Guy Buckingham recounts the recent MACC Fund expedition to summit Janhukot – a hitherto unclimbed peak that has alluded all who have attempted it until now.  Only Montane Athlete Malcolm Bass (also on this expedition) has previously came close to summiting. On the 6th of June 2018, the British team of Guy Buckingham, Malcolm Bass and Paul Figg succeeded in making the 1st ascent of the Janhukot[1] in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya via the south west buttress onto the south ridge. This... Read More

Trail Running Holiday Competition 13/06/2018
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COMPETITION: Win a Trail Running Holiday for Two!

Montane have teamed up with Action outdoors for an amazing opportunity to win a Trail Running Holiday for two and £400 of Montane VIA Trail Series Kit We’ve teamed up with Action Outdoors and Scarpa to give away an amazing Trail Running prize worth over £1500! One lucky winner will win: As part of the prize, the two lucky winners will enjoy return shared airport transfers from Geneva with Action Outdoors transfer provider Mountain Drop-offs.  From there they will enjoy an all inclusive UCPA Trail Running Holiday at UCPA Argentiere in the Chamonix Valley,... Read More