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26/06/2019
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Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion

Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion, a non-stop 268-mile endurance race along the Pennine Way.  “Right now I feel ok, pretty good, very happy. It’s a shame Cees wasn’t there with me at the finish, but I have the win outright now” she joked. “Over the Cheviot’s there were gale force winds, it was terrible up there. But it was the only way I was staying awake. I would just doze off and be facing the other way at times and think where have I been for the last half... Read More

20/03/2019
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In Memory of Tom Ballard 1988 – 2019

  On Thursday 7th March it was confirmed that British mountaineer Tom Ballard and Italian climber Daniele Nardi had lost their lives while attempting a first ascent of the Mummery Spur on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. Numerous parties including the Base Camp support team, other mountaineering groups from across the region and the Pakistan Army did everything they could to locate the team after they went missing on Sunday 24th February. Early on Thursday, 7th March, another expedition team lead by Spanish climber Alex Txikon identified the bodies of both... Read More

09/03/2019

Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi Search Ends

It is with great regret we report that Montane athlete and British mountaineer Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi have lost their lives whilst climbing Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. A rescue mission was launched on Wednesday 27th February after the Base Camp team had no contact with the pair since Sunday 24th February. Their last known position was somewhere around 6400m. Severe weather conditions, regional political tension and high avalanche risk over the past week hampered search efforts. Early on Thursday, 7th March, another expedition team lead... Read More

08/03/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. Podcast Ep11 – Science at Extremes with Dr Melanie Windridge

Click on the image or below to listen   In this edition we speak with Dr Melanie Windridge, she describes herself as a speaker and a writer… with a taste for adventure. Also, she is currently a plasma physicist working in fusion energy. This combined with a healthy obsession with the Northern Lights has led to her to write the groundbreaking book ‘Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights’. Melanie also has a blog called ‘Science At Extremes’ which led from her successful Everest expedition where she took a distinctly... Read More

Tom Ballard 01/03/2019

Statement on the situation with Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi

Many have reached out over the last few days to show their support and inquire about the ongoing efforts to locate missing British alpinist and Montane sponsored athlete Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. The pair were attempting to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat, in the Pakistan Himalaya and have not been in contact with the team at base camp since Sunday. Official search efforts began yesterday (Thursday) with the assistance of the Pakistan Army and several experienced mountaineering teams from the vicinity. We continue to... Read More

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