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September 2018

Tour des geants 2018 report 2 10/09/2018
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TOR DES GEANTS REPORT: DAY 2

Day 2 of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants saw some explosively fast running and a very close call for one TOR veteran. Sweltering temperatures attributed to the usual high drop-out rate over the first few days. Day 0     Day 1     Day 2     Day 3     Day 4     Day 5     Day 6     Day 7 Athlete Reviews The Coda Refuge is found a 169.3km along the Tor des Géants’s 330km course.  As such it is widely regarded as the half-way point of the race, though in actuality... Read More

BMC Mend Our Mountains make one million | Montane 10/09/2018
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BMC Launches the biggest phase of Mend Our Mountains

The BMC’s ‘Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million’ initiative to raise £1 million to repair the UK’s most popular wild spaces enters the largest single fundraising effort of the campaign today Mend Our Mountains, the initiative to raise £1 million to repair areas in the UK’s 15 National Parks that have been most seriously blighted by erosion, is commencing a serious crowdfunding drive today. A campaign partnership between the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and the Uk’s family of 15 national parks, the appeal is also supported by celebrities such as... Read More

Tour des geants 2018 report 1 09/09/2018
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TOR DES GEANTS REPORT: DAY 1

The first day of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants promises an exciting and action-packed race from the start! Day 0     Day 1     Day 2     Day 3     Day 4     Day 5     Day 6     Day 7 Athlete Reviews The start of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants began under a sweltering midday Alpine sun.  Thousands of people flanked the first few kilometers of the course, from the streets of Courmayeur to the first challenging climb; a 2750m ascent to Colle d’Arp.  It was here where the... Read More

Tour des geants 2018 report 0 08/09/2018
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TOR DES GEANTS REPORT: DAY 0

Today marks the beginning of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants.  With the main race beginning tomorrow, athletes register, and enjoy their final few moments of civilisation before undertaking the beatiful and brutal TOR 2018. Day 0     Day 1     Day 2     Day 3     Day 4     Day 5     Day 6     Day 7 Athlete Reviews The first official day of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants kicked off in Courmayeur in near festival-like atmosphere, with nerves and excitement high for athletes and organisers alike. Registration went... Read More

Further Faster Podcast Tom ballard | Montane 02/09/2018

FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 6

Tom Ballard was – almost literally – born to climb.  In this episode, he shares career highlights – as well as lessons in risk management and expedition preparation learned from a life spent vertically. Click the image to listen Welcome to episode 6 of the Further. Faster. Podcast In association with Montane. This is the podcast that takes a deeper look into why, and how, ultra athletes, explorers and mountaineers do what they do. This edition, host Daniel Neilson speaks to Montane athlete and climber Tom Ballard. Tom Ballard is... Read More