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spine race day 5 | Montane 17/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – WEDNESDAY 16TH

Jasmin Paris has finished first place completing the Spine Race in a record-breaking 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.  Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters its fourth night, Paris completes another historic victory. Capitalising on her strategic decision 194 miles into the race to go it alone, Paris showed no sign of fatigue as she crossed the line in overall first place. Not content with getting first-place, Paris demonstrated fortitude and strength across... Read More

15/05/2018
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MACC Fund: Conditioning for Exploratory Alpinism

Mike Fletcher is one of the 6-person team who will spend September in Zanskar, in the Indian Himalaya with the objective of making first ascents of hitherto unnamed peaks circa 6000m.  The Montane Alpine Club Climbing (MACC) Fund has provided funding and access to cutting edge gear. Expeditionary Alpinism is a wonderful thing.  It is also a beast of jarring contradictions: Logistical hassle and chaos gives way to serene calm, which in turn balances on a knife edge as long as conditions allow.  The monotony of insertion treks and base-camp... Read More

16/03/2018

UKC Climbing Competition – Win a Spider Hoodie

A new addition to Montane’s Spring/Summer 2018 range, the Spider Hoodie incorporates a variety of new technologies and materials to produce an efficient and durable technical mid-layer Montane Spider Hoodie, Firefly Orange The Montane Spider Hoodie is an all new lightweight and technical alpine hooded fleece pull-on designed for climbers, by climbers. High performance is hardwired into the inherent materiality of this lightweight and quick-drying midlayer.  Its high stretch Pontentorto Tecnostretch fabric incorporates a CORDURA face for enhanced durability whilst fitting close to the body through a full range of... Read More

15/03/2018
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Montane Spine Race Organiser Sets New World Record

Scott Gilmour, organiser of the Montane Spine Race and old friend of Montane was recently part of a 3 man British expedition that set a new speed record for an unsupported crossing the world’s largest (by volume) freshwater lake, Siberia’s Lake Baikal. The team covered a distance of around 640km (497 miles) in 12 12 days, 21 hours and 13 minutes, finishing on Wednesday 14 March at 02:08 local time. The trio beat the previous record of 13 days and 16 hours, set by Kevin Vallely and Ray Zahab in 2010,... Read More

BMC Mend Our Mountains make one million | Montane 15/03/2018
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MONTANE SUPPORT ‘MEND OUR MOUNTAINS’

Montane are the first brand to answer the BMC’s rallying cry to preserve Britain’s mountainous areas from degradation and overuse. We are passionate about protecting these inspiring and beautiful places are maintained and enjoyed for years to come, and have committed to donating 1% of our website sales to this cause.  It is our hope we can not only contribute to the cause , but also inspire other big players in the industry to take such an active interest in the longevity of our precious outdoor environment.   To find... Read More

15/03/2018

Montane Welcome new Brand Ambassador

Marie in her Phoenix Jacket and Resolute Beanie Introducing new Montane Brand Ambassador Marie.  You may already recognise her from our new VIA Trail Series imagery.  Marie’s outdoor interests are varied, allowing her to get the most out of any given day in the Alps around Chamonix where she lives, or further afield for more extreme adventures: ‘I have a big year ahead; more ice climbing whilst the ice still holds, ultra marathons when the weather improves, and I’m planning a big climbing project in South America in November. Montane clothing offers me... Read More

14/03/2018

Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket ‘Most Flexible’ in Backpacker Gear Test

Our Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket rose above 145 other products to be awarded the title of ‘Most Flexible’ in Backpacker Magazine’s Gear Guide this month. The jacket was put through its paces by testers in a variety of scenarios in a variety of environments, from navigating boulders in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness, to scaling the cliffs of Australia’s Murramarang National Park.  A particular hit with testers were the Minimus Stretch’s cuffs, which extend over the backs of the hands for extra drip protection, with one particularly long-armed tester remarking ‘No... Read More

05/03/2018
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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre II

Continue Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre III          Cerro Torre IV   Patience is a Virtue That’s been our problem, the wind. Patience… Waiting for ‘weather windows’ down in the ‘mini Cham’ of El Chalten is too good a thing really. You can go for a beer or a coffee and catch up on social media before heading to the crags or bountiful boulders. I started out my climbing ‘career’ way back when I was a nipper, bouldering. I haven’t done much... Read More

11/02/2018

MONTANE Announce BAIML Test Team

As part of Montane’s commitment to develop outstanding clothing and equipment for the mountains, our product development programme has expanded to include a test team selected from members of Montane’s brand partner the British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML). International Mountain Leaders travel the globe leading expeditions for both clients and their own love of adventure.  As such, the variety of disciplines they employ, and the range of environments they operate in, create immensely well rounded and competent outdoor operator. This means they know what they need to achieve... Read More

21/01/2018
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Britain’s most brutal race concludes

Despite severe weather, 53 competitors from 13 countries complete the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, Britain’s most brutal race. Highlights of today’s final day of racing can be viewed above or here Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, Sunday, 21 January 2018: Despite hugely challenging conditions over the seven days, 53 out of 118 competitors finished the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race. Athletes from 13 countries battled waist-deep snow drifts, 50mph-plus winds, heavy rain and extreme windchill to arrive at Kirk Yetholm’s Border Hotel, the traditional end point of the Pennine Way National Trail and... Read More