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08/12/2017
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COMPETE VS COMPLETE: REFLECTIONS FROM THE BACK OF THE FIRST MONTANE CHEVIOT GOAT WINTER ULTRA

The very first Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra took place at 05:30 on Saturday 2 December 2017 in Northumberland. Wim Stevenson was on the start line and ultimately completed the course, finishing in 21:54:26. He gives us his unique perspective of this epic ultra endurance race. Ultra-marathon running is a lot of things. It is also not a lot of things. The premise is brutally simple; get from A to B without giving up. For a select few, giving up could equate to a matter of moments and mean the... Read More

08/12/2017
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BIG HEARTS AND STRONG MINDS: THE FIRST MONTANE CHEVIOT GOAT WINTER ULTRA

The very first Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra took place at 05:30 on Saturday 2 December 2017. With 85 competitors on the start line at Ingram, Northumberland, the atmosphere was quiet, focused and tense. In the darkness at 05:30 on Saturday 2 December, the remote village of Ingram in Northumberland finds itself playing host to 85 determined ultra runners. With race registration opening the day before, runners have passed the stringent kit checks, safety briefing and have exchanged words of camaraderie with fellow participants. While shorter races centre on a... Read More

27/11/2017
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INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS FOR MONTANE FILMS PSYCHO VERTICAL & MAGNETIC MOUNTAINS

Portraying the determination, sweat and often personal sacrifice that comes with climbing and mountaineering is a challenging subject. Yet two Montane sponsored films ‘Psycho Vertical’ and ‘Magnetic Mountains’ have done just that, gaining international plaudits at Banff Mountain Film Festival and Graz Mountain Film Festival respectively. At the start of November, Montane athlete Andy Kirkpatrick raised the curtain on his documentary film Psycho Vertical. Playing at a sold-out world premiere at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada, Psycho Vertical wowed audience members by its sheer honesty and ‘warts and... Read More

24/11/2017
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DOUBLE WIN FOR ALPINE EQUALISER JACKET

Outdoor Enthusiast‘s Winter 2017 issue contains some exciting news for our men’s and women’s Alpine Equaliser Jackets.   In a softshell jackets round-up, the Alpine Equaliser Jacket won three out of four possible awards. Testing by Dan Aspel and Jen Roberts centered around breathability, comfort and use in high intensity activities in colder, windier conditions. In the men’s category, Dan found that the Men’s Alpine Equaliser Jacket offered ‘a host of pleasing details and features to enjoy’, from the fabric and lining, to the size of the pockets. He was particularly... Read More

15/11/2017

Christmas Season Delivery Dates 2017

Montane products make the perfect gift for the keen mountaineer, scrambler and runner in the family. Ensure your gifts are delivered on time with the information below. DPD Delivery For delivery to the UK the last order day is Tuesday 19th December, for delivery to the highlands and islands we recommend a few days in advance of this to be on the safe side. Deliveries to the EU should be ordered by Friday 15th December, some countries take longer than others you can see For more information visit the DPD website... Read More

06/11/2017
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Psycho Vertical Wins ‘Best Climbing Film’ at Banff Film Festival

Following a sold out world premiere in Canada on Friday 3 November 2017, we are pleased to report that Psycho Vertical, starring Montane big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick, has won ‘Best Climbing Film’ at Banff Mountain Film Festival. Psycho Vertical takes a raw, intimate look at Andy as a climbing figure, exploring the themes of identity, fatherhood and how our pasts shape us. Based on Andy’s best-selling auto-biography of the same name, Psycho Vertical examines the intricacies, complexities and often conflicting desires of Andy’s mind and personality as a world-class climber and... Read More

01/11/2017
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NEW WOMEN’S PHOENIX JACKET SCOOPS OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST ‘BEST BUY’

Our brand new Phoenix Jacket has only recently arrived in stores and is already making a name for itself. Gear reviewer Lucy Wallace tests it out in Outdoor Enthusiast‘s Autumn issue, finding it “very warm and durable” and awarding it ‘Best Buy’. She highlights its innovative use of synthetic PrimaLoft ThermoPlume insulation technology, which comes closer to natural down than ever before. The next evolution towards creating a high performing synthetic fill, PrimaLoft ThermoPlume mimics the fluidity, feel and aesthetics of goose down more closely. It gives the loft, fill... Read More

23/10/2017
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JON GUPTA SETS NEW KILIMANJARO SPEED ASCENT RECORD

Montane athlete Jon Gupta sets a new English speed ascent record for Mt Kilimanjaro of just 8 hours 11 minutes. 2017 is Jon Gupta’s year. Starting in January, he and Tom Sutherland became the first team ever to complete the 430 mile category of the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, enduring temperatures as low as -44°C over a gruelling 12 days. In May, not only did he guide client Mollie Hughes into the record books (she became the youngest woman in the world to scale Everest successfully from both north and... Read More

18/10/2017
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Tor des Géants Experience – Debbie

Words and Imagery by Debbie Martin-Consani “I doubt I will do many things in life that could possibly compare to the Tor des Géants.  It was an amazing experience.  There were moments I felt I was just torturing myself, but I never wanted to stop.” This was the dream. This is what I signed up for. And nothing short of a limb falling off would have made me want to stop. I had only given myself one shot to get this right. The build-up to the start line was bad... Read More

18/10/2017
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Psycho Vertical Trailer

Based on Andy’s best-selling autobiography of the same name, Psycho Vertical explores the intricate mind of Andy Kirkpatrick, a world-class climber and alpinist who lives a life of conflicting desires and identities. Learn More Watch the official Psycho Vertical trailer: Learn more about Andy here.