Archive

2019

CLIMBING BLIND Trailer | montane 26/09/2019
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Climbing Blind Trailer

Climbing Blind is Premiering during the opening night of the Montane supported Brit Rock Film Tour on the 24th October 2019 . A documentary of Jesse Duftons’ world-first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, culminating at 22:10 on 4th June when Jesse and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history. Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack. The film – supported by Montane – documents Jesses’ year-long campaign to achieve this world first, serving as a billet doux to the grit that is... Read More

tom hollins TOR report | montane 25/09/2019
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Tom Hollins: TOR Report

On 8th September, with some trepidation and a lot of excitement, I placed my feet on the start line of the Montane Tor Des Géants. This was the second year running I had tried to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s finest ultra runners at one of the world’s best events. Last year had seen me DNF 1/3 of the way in, unable to cope with the heat and the 3000m plus cols. This year I had come out 2 weeks before the race and spent some... Read More

Halogen 25 review | Montane 24/09/2019
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Halogen 25: UKC | UKH Highly Recommended

The UKH Test team recently got their hands on a Halogen 25 Pack as part of a group test for small day packs. Standing out as a spacious and comfortable pack with lots of storage options and handy features that are well-judged for all-season mountain use, it was awarded the coveted ‘UKH Highly Recommended’ Rosette. “If you want a 25l pack that can do it all, the Halogen is a good option.” Stand-out features included comprehensive storage options (especially side ‘baguette pockets’), its alpine/winter emphasis being none the less incredibly... Read More

spine race | montane 19/09/2019
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Montane Partner with Spine Race for 2020

After the success of last year’s ground-breaking Spine race, Montane renew the partnership with Ultra Endurance Series to sponsor the event for another 3 years. 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. “At Montane we have a passion for endurance sports, and the Spine delivers an epic journey that ticks all of the boxes. Over the next three years we are looking forward to working closely... Read More

galen reynolds | montane 11/09/2019
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TORX: Day 4

A day of seconds Oliviero Bosatelli wins his second TOR with a time of 72:37:13, whilst Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds finishes soon after for his second second-place finish at 77:06:12. < Day 1 <Day 2 <Day 3 Bosatelli crossed the line today at the age of 50 and having only started trail running relatively recently. In doing so he has joined a very elite club of people who have won the TOR twice. So elite, in fact, only Franco Collé has replicated the feat . 4 1/2 hours later Galen... Read More

day 3 tor des geants | montane 10/09/2019
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TORX: Day 3

Leading positions remain unchanged through the second night. Race leader Oliviero Bosatelli runs just behind course record pace, with Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds hot on his heals. < Day 1 <Day 2 Day 4> Galen held Oliviero within an hour ahead of him for most of the day. However, with cold-induced asthma and a blinding change of pace from Bosatelli, the gap has begun to increase. Elsewhere, fellow Montane athlete Kevin Hadfield continues to make gains in the rankings, climbing into the top 30. Meanwhile, Tom Hollins remains in the... Read More

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