Category

Ambassador

nick morris out of hours | montane 29/08/2019
, , ,

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

Matt cooper hydrogen direct | montane 28/08/2019
, ,

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
, , , ,

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

tor des geants 10th anniversary | montane 21/08/2019
, , , ,

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
, , ,

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

howard dracup | montane 17/07/2019
,

HOWARD DRACUP – Brecon Beacons 100 Win

I’ve always had a bit of a fascination for the Brecon Beacons but never been. As soon as I hear its name I immediately think of the armed forces and their gritty resolve. Looming over this is the huge beautiful lump they call Pen Y Fan.So when GB Ultras released a brand new race for 2019 – The Beacons Way Ultra – I thought “what a perfect excuse to go to the Brecons”! So I spontaneously booked myself on the race there and then in bed late one night back... Read More

howard dracup | montane 01/07/2019
, ,

HOWARD DRACUP: Brecon Beacons 100 Kit List

Here’s my kit list I chose to either wear, carry or have in my drop bag for versatility/change in weather! Pre, during & post race: Montane Transition 40 Hold-all Montane Razor Vest Montane Razor Shorts Montane Via Visor Montane Featherlite Trail Vest Montane Power Dry Glove Montane Fang Zip Tank Montane Fang Shorts Montane Dragon Pull On Montane Via Gecko Vest Montane Cadenza Cap Montane Allez Micro Hoodie Montane Primino 140 T-shirt Montane Fang Zip T-shirt Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Montane Chief Montane Featherlite Down Jacket Montane Soft Flasks... Read More

jesse dufton | montane 05/06/2019
, , ,

JESSE DUFTON: FIRST BLIND LEAD ASCENT OF OLD MAN OF HOY

Montane supported GB Para Climber Jesse Dufton successfully completes the first blind lead ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. Jesse Dufton (red) lead climbing the bold 4th pitch as time became an increasing factor for the team (©Alastair Lee/Brit Rock Film Tour 2019) At 22:10 on 4th June Jesse Dufton and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history when they summited the Old Man of Hoy – Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack. “I did it! A clean onsight lead of the... Read More

29/05/2019
, , , ,

JESSE DUFTON TO CLIMB ‘OLD MAN OF HOY’ WITH MONTANE

Montane lends support to GB Para Climber Jesse Dufton for the first blind lead ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. Jesse Dufton climbing The Sloth (HVS 5a) at The Roaches – described as “…simply incomparable to anything else I’ve seen in climbing” by Neil Gresham. Jesse Dufton is a member of the GB Paraclimbing Team. He is also blind and won the 2018 National Indoor Climbing Championships (B1 Category). A highly experienced climber and mountaineer, Jesse has climbed since he was young, and now leads trad with the help... Read More

atomic jacket review | montane 08/05/2019
, ,

Nick Morris Atomic Review

Warm and dry in a Scottish winter and excellent breathability on a Spring day in a featherweight jacket: that’s the Atomic. The jacket has all the frills without the weight. A fully adjustable hood, pit zips, waist cords and pockets that work with a harness or waist strap. But how does it perform, the question everyone wants to know. I have taken the jacket out over the last few months through many different conditions including a Scottish winter and a Lake District Spring, so this review covers both extremes. The... Read More