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June 2019

17/06/2019
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MINIMUS PANTS RECEIVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS ‘RECOMMENDED’ AWARD

Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Pant as part of a comparative waterproof pants review in TGO’s June 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus Pants were awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette for their versatility and feature set whilst being the lightest waterproof trousers on test. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW MINIMUS PANTS (MEN’S AND WOMEN’S) Cited as ‘the world’s lightest and most breathable waterproof mountain pants’, they were lauded as being truly ultralight.  As such, their compressibility was also noted.  Their close fit paired with the breathable Pertex... Read More

10/06/2019
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UNCLIMBED PEAKS

Imagine an overhead map of the Himalaya marked with mountaineering routes. The thicker it is, the more people have attempted it. You’d see Everest as a broad red line. Even wider lines would travel up the ‘trekking peaks’ of Island Peak (6,189m), Mera Peak (6,476m), Tent Peak (5,663m) and Yala Peak (5,700m). Like the great Scottish Munros, the highest, the easiest and the most accessible get climbed most. Without seeing through the window of a Bombardier Dash 8, it’s hard to imagine the scale of the Himalaya. Within the range... Read More

jesse dufton | montane 05/06/2019
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JESSE DUFTON: FIRST BLIND LEAD ASCENT OF OLD MAN OF HOY

Montane supported GB Para Climber Jesse Dufton successfully completes the first blind lead ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. Jesse Dufton (red) lead climbing the bold 4th pitch as time became an increasing factor for the team (©Alastair Lee/Brit Rock Film Tour 2019) At 22:10 on 4th June Jesse Dufton and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history when they summited the Old Man of Hoy – Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack. “I did it! A clean onsight lead of the... Read More