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2019

tor des geants 2019 day 2 | montane 09/09/2019
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TORX: Day 2

A rough first night with some prestigious names dropping out early gives Montane athletes space to perform < A challenging first night and punishing second day saw some big names unable to continue, as the race altitude increased through some of the highest passes in the course. < Day 1 Day 3> Day 4> Most notably, 2-time winner of the TOR Franco Collé was forced to retire due to problems with his vision. Montane athlete Galen Reynolds to push into 2nd place – where he finished last years race –... Read More

tor des geants 2019 day 1 | montane 08/09/2019
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TORX: Day 1

920 Athletes from 72 nations toe the line for the 10th Tor des Géants. A record-breaking 920 athletes from 72 nations to the line for the 10th anniversary of the Tor des Géants. Amongst them a strong multi-national Team Montane. This year’s TOR started at noon on a cold Sunday amongst the crowds of Courmayeur. After the first four hours, a breakaway group lead by Peter Kienzl left the main bulk of runners, closely followed by a smaller group containing Montane Athlete (and second-place finisher last year) Galen Reynolds. The... Read More

nick morris out of hours | montane 29/08/2019
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Adventure; an unusual and exciting or daring experience

Montane Ambassador Nick morris talks us through what adventure means to him, and why everyone can benefit from it. Walking along the ridgeline of Beinn Alligin in the Scottish Highlands in a world of adventure, discovery, my ice axe in one hand steadying myself against the icy breeze and my crampons piercing the snow underfoot.  I track the ridge moving up the ascent to the summit, feeling my heart race as my heavy legs power me up the crisp white untouched blanket of snow towards clear skies and vast views.... Read More

further faster podcast episode 14 Jenny Graham | montane 29/08/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 14 Jenny Graham

Hello and welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. We started this podcast to delve into why mountaineers, explorers and endurance athletes do what they do. Why they push themselves, why they feel the need to put another foot forward or crank out another turn of the pedal. In this episode, we spoke to Jenny Graham, a Scottish endurance athlete. The resulting interview fulfilled everything we set out to do. In this searingly honest conversation, we learn about her record-breaking round the world cycle, how she got into riding... Read More

Matt cooper hydrogen direct | montane 28/08/2019
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HYDROGEN DIRECT JACKET REVIEW

Professional mountain guide and Montane Ambassador Matt has been using his Hydrogen Direct Jacket since January 2019, putting it through its paces in all manner of conditions in mountainous environments across the UK. Matt in his Hydrogen Direct Jacket (click for more info). Matt spends almost every day in the mountains guiding clients and teaching courses with his business The Mountaineering Company, or for his own recreation.  As such, he values dependability and usability over all else.  His kit has to perform reliably regardless of meteorological condition in potentially dangerous... Read More

Gwynn Stokes Extreme 804 | montane 28/08/2019
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Cape Wrath To Edale FKT

‘Extreme 804’ is 804 miles of trails and mountains starting at Cape Wrath – the most northwesterly tip of Scotland – all the way down the Edale in Derbyshire start of the Pennine way.  Here, Gwynn tells us the why and the how of this immense FKT attempt, due to commence 1st September. The idea came about 2 years ago, after the Montane Spine Race. My wife noticed a plaque on the wall in the Boarder Hotel saying ‘CW 400 and something’ miles.  I can’t remember exactly how many, but... Read More

Tom Hollins | montane 27/08/2019
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TOM HOLLINS’ 2nd TOR DES GEANTS

Montane Athlete Tom Hollins reflects on the difficult lessons he learned from his first TOR, what makes it such a difficult and special race, and how he plans to improve this year. Click on image for more info about Tom Before last year’s TDG I came out in August and recced the last 1/3 of the route as I knew it was going to be a tough race to finish and I wanted to be prepared. I wasn’t wrong. I DNFd after the first 1/3 of the route. Last year... Read More

tor des geants 10th anniversary | montane 21/08/2019
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Tor des Géants Beautifully Brutal 10th Anniversary

One of the greatest non-stop mountain endurance races in the world returns bigger and more brutal for its 10th anniversary on 6th September 2019. The Montane Tor des Géants returns for its 10th anniversary on 6th September, 2019. To commemorate this landmark occasion, the tenth edition features four races through the wild and spectacular landscapes of the Italian Alps. This includes the new, epic Tor des Glaciers, a competition that may never be repeated, and the new, shorter 30km/19 miles Passage au Malatrà. First launched in 2010, the Tor des Géants... Read More

Climbing Blind | montane 14/08/2019
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BRIT ROCK 2019: CLIMBING BLIND PREMIER DATE SET

The Brit Rock Film Tour has a well-deserved reputation as being the sounding board for all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers.  Montane have teamed up with Brit Rock to sponsor this years’ tour, building its pedigree by also supporting the headline film – part of a stunning line up of compelling stories from the vertical world.  It is its strongest programme to date, and premiers in Sheffield on 24 October. The climbing film set for as... Read More

30/07/2019
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JAYSON CAVILL: MONTANE LAKELAND 50 WINNER 2019 REPORT

This year’s Montane Lakeland was such a fantastic weekend for my own result but also I am so grateful to be there and involved with such a brilliant atmosphere. I may be slightly biased as I have had some great experiences there, then again I have also had a not so good one, but the weekend really stands out as one of the best not just in the UK but out of all of the ones Kim and I have done overseas too, it is really special. Jayson winning the... Read More