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becks ferry climbing and running | montane 30/03/2020
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Hot & Cold

Montane Ambassador Rebecca Ferry is an accomplished ultra marathon runner, and enjoyed a contradictory couple of months between refreshing mountaineering skills in quintessential Scottish weather, and competing in the 6-stage ultra the Costa Rica Coastal Challenge: I love a challenge, and what better way to start a new year than to embark upon two completely different ones. First up in January – a week of climbing and mountain skills in Scotland using Glen Coe in the Western Highlands as a base.  I’m told it is the best location in Scotland for reliable mountaineering snow... Read More

28/03/2020
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Montane Cheviot Goat 2019

On December 6th 2019, I drove from Bristol with my friend Will to run our first Goat. I have run several ultras, but this was going to be the longest and toughest one yet.  I was feeling a bit anxious about what I had let myself in for, running through a whole day was going to be a new experience. I had done minimal research into the event (ignorance is bliss) but thought that it sounded exciting and challenging, with the bonus of seeing a Cheviot Goat.  During a race... Read More

27/03/2020
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EVERLASTING DARKNESS – SURVIVING THE ICELANDIC WINTER

Iceland in wintertime is not for the faint-hearted. Trying to find motivation in the depths of winter has been unequivocally tough whilst working on the Langjökull ice cap– but with light just round the corner, and before the current lockdowns, Montane Ambassador Jessie Leong learned what it’s like to celebrate the coming of calmer weather with a trip to the south coast of Sólheimajökull for some ice climbing. For months, the honking great big beam of artificial light over the gravel yard has largely been the only source of light... Read More

day 6 of the spine race | montane 16/01/2020
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SPINE RACE 2020: Winners

John Kelly has won the 2020 edition of the Montane Spine Race, setting a new men’s course record as he did so. Winner Video: “Everything hurts” Kelly said when asked if he had anything to say about his win, whilst sitting in a large plant pot outside the Border Inn, “My body shut down at the final hut.  I wanted to push past it and finish, but I was cold and didn’t want to risk it after what happened to Eugenie last year. But then I warmed up and I... Read More

2020 SPINE athlete team | montane 10/01/2020
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MEET TEAM MONTANE

Amongst those toeing the line at 8am on Sunday 11th Jan in the wind and rain stand the athletes of Team Montane, keen to challenge themselves against the course and Jasmine’s record:   DEBBIE MARTIN CONSANI MONTANE ATHLETE | Race #194 Debbie regularly competes in 24hr races at an internatinoal level. she has also won and/or medalled in races such as the Montane Lakeland 50 and 100, and finished in the top 20 females at the 2017 Tor des Géants .Her mental fortitude is second to none and comes into... Read More

further faster podcast episode 18 Al Lee | montane 17/12/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 18: Al Lee

Hello, and welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. My name is Daniel Neilson and in these podcasts, I speak to athletes, climbers and explorers in an attempt to understand why they do what they do, what makes them so tenacious and successful. My guest this month perhaps understands this better than most. After all, he’s dedicated his life to documenting remarkable journeys; whether that’s first ascents on Baffin Island or following my recent guest Jesse Dufton lead up the Old Man of Hoy, a remarkable feat for someone... Read More

further faster podcast episode 16 jesse dufton | montane 06/11/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 16: Jesse Dufton

In Further, Faster we have an in-depth conversation with explorers, mountaineers and athletes to understand exactly why, and how, they do what they do. What is it that pushes them to the limit of human endurance and why do they feel the need to do it. This time we’re speaking to Jesse Dufton. So who is Jesse? Well, he’s a climber. A good one. His dad first took him climbing at the 2. At the age of 11, he led his first route. His climbing life continued through his uni years,... Read More

hannah campbell minimus stretch ultra review | montane 16/10/2019
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Minimus Stretch Ultra Review

Montane Ambassador Hannah Campbell from TheFeralLady puts our mountain trail running waterproof jacket through its paces in preparation for Winter. Over the past few months, Hannah has been using her Minims Stretch Ultra jacket almost continuously for over three months thanks to the overly accommodating British ‘Summer’. Included in this was a near solid 14 hours at the 2019 Montane Lakeland 50. Men’s Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Women’s Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Shop Now Shop Now < “A fantastic Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket from Montane. A reliable waterproof jacket that’s... 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

Matt cooper hydrogen direct | montane 28/08/2019
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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