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April 2019

28/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY FIFTEEN – DARTMOOR

15 Marathons in 15 Days in the 15 National Parks of the United Kingdom complete! Thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored me, so grateful to all of you for helping make a difference. If you would like to add a few pennies to the pot here is the link: https://www.givepenny.com/national-parks-marathon-challenge- Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.     ... Read More

project 321 | montane 28/04/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 21.04.-28.04.19

21.04.19 05:58  I think this lot should suffice for a couple of nights on the hill.  On the hill we often suffer from a loss of appetite which is perverse when we’re burning so much energy. So I tend to go for snacks rather than meals. 13:28  After a mostly cloudy day we’ve just been granted a final glimpse of Nuptse.  Great views … but it’s chuffing freezing.  Time for dinner and then bed. 22.04.19 07:47  What do you do on a rest day when you’re at Everest Base Camp? Well, it starts... Read More

Jordan wylie | MONTANE 26/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY THIRTEEN – SNOWDONIA

Day 12 took me to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the last of the Welsh 3! Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.         ... Read More

TGO minimus jacket review | montane 25/04/2019
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MINIMUS JACKET RECEIVES THE GREAT OUTDOORS ‘RECOMMENDED’ AWARD

Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Jacket as part of a comparative waterproof jacket review in TGO’s May 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus was awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette, citing a comprehensive feature set and excellent value for money. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE MEN’S MINIMUS JACKET The updated materials and improved features of this modern classic were applauded for creating a comfortable and useable waterproof jacket that more than stood up against a field of far more expensive competitor jackets.  Obvious changes such as the... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 24/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TWELVE – PEMBROKESHIRE COAST

Day 12 saw me head to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales.  This National park has a varied landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy and stone beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills.  I’m not sure how many people come here to run as it is quite some drive to get to but I can promise you the journey was worth every mile indeed. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5. ... Read More

23/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TEN – BRECON BEACONS

Day 10 saw me I’m familiar territory, the good old Brecon Beacons, a place I knew very well from my time as a soldier in the Army. Seeing the welcome sign, sent a shiver down my spine and reminded me of many a cold, wet night sleeping under the stars. The Brecon Beacons are beautiful but from a soldiers perspective were often unforgiving and relentless, this was the reason many elite units such as the SAS, Royal Marines and Paras spent a lot of time here, they say you can... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 22/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY NINE – NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS

Day 9 and after a good nights rest, I was still feeling a long way from 100% but was keen to get back out there to complete the final leg “t’up north”, it was the North York Moors today. For me, this place was a bit of a hidden gem and if the truth be told I nearly missed it off my route plan, I had naively assumed it was just part of the Yorkshire Dales, some geography lessons needed for me I know! Day 1.          ... Read More

jordan wylie | montane 21/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY EIGHT – YORKSHIRE DALES

The Yorkshire Dales was the stage for leg 8 of the 15x15x15 challenge. The sun was shining, in fact, it was blistering and was apparently the hottest day of the year so far. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.     ... Read More

jordan wylie | montane 20/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY SEVEN – PEAK DISTRICT

They say ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ – here is 4000 words from today’s run – my seventh marathon in seven days.  This time in the Peak District: Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.          Day 12. ... Read More

20/04/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 13.04-20.04.19

14.04.19 Everest Base Camp … home for the next 5 to 6 weeks or so.  I say ‘home’ … they’ll be various forays on the hill visiting Camp 1 and Camp 2 and getting well and truly acclimatised. When we’re on the hill, despite trying, most people don’t drink enough, eat enough or sleep enough so Base Camp is a great sanctuary to return to after each rotation.  Enjoy the view … https://www.mountainpanoramas.com/___p/___p.html?panoid=2014_M1&fbclid=IwAR0s3gTDWoAr-osAXAIPlF2FdT_NkK7tPEHzHg8oyPrCxxUH7mfbycIMhUc 15.04.19 Loitered at Gorak Shep for a couple of hours yesterday until the snow cleared and then... Read More