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2019 Spine Race | montane 10/01/2019
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Spine Race 2019: Pre-Race

The 2019 Spine Race continues to draw international talent, solidifying itself as ‘Britain’s Most Brutal’ ultra-endurance event. A competitor battles driving snow during 2018’s race. (© Racing Snakes). START TIMES Montane Spine Challenger:                        08:00    12.01.2019 Montane Spine MRT Challenge:               09:00    12.01.2019 Montane Spine Race:                                   08:00    13.01.2019 The Montane Spine Race is a non-stop 268 mile winter ultra-marathon encompassing the entire length of the Pennine Way, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. Since its inception in 2012, which saw 11 entrants and... Read More

Cheviot Goat Ultra 2018 race report | Montane 09/01/2019
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TOM HOLLINS: MONTANE CHEVIOT GOAT 2018

Early December saw Montane Athlete Tom Hollins take on the Northumbrian Cheviots in challenging Winter conditions by running the Montane Cheviot Goat.  Battling the elements, terrain, and bogs he finished a very competitive join 6th place in a climactic finale to an excellent years’ racing. Conditions this year were wet, turning the peaty Northumbrian hills into boggy quagmires. <last year’s report Words: Tom Hollins Pictures: Wild Man Media This year was my first goat and my last race of the season before my first Spine Race free Christmas for 3 years.... Read More

tom ballard nanga parbat expedition volume 1 | montane 08/01/2019
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Nanga parbat: Mummery Winter 1

Like most expeditions, things started fairly slowly. I landed in the sparkling new Islamabad airport at 1:30am. After an hour and a half I finally collected my checked bags. Then met with Ali Saltoro at arrivals and off to the hotel for much-needed sleep.  At lunch time I had breakfast. Met with trekkers Daniele and Allessandra and then reunited with climbing companion Daniele (trust the Italians to be confusing). vol. 2 > The next two days were spent organising the equipment to be sent by road to Chilas and attending... Read More