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martin hartley further faster podcast | montane 20/12/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 9

Click the above image to download Welcome to Further, Faster, in association with Montane. My name is Daniel Neilson and in these podcasts, I talk to ultra athletes, explorers and mountaineers to discover how they do what they do and why. In this episode, we talk to Martin Hartley. Martin could be described as a professional photographer. But that doesn’t do him justice. He could be described as a polar explorer, but again, that doesn’t really cover what he does. His photos have appeared in The New York Times and... Read More

katy parrott mt kazbek blog | montane 19/12/2018
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KATY PARROTT: MT KAZBEK

As an Army Reservist, it’s not all camouflage, crawling through mud and press ups. Of course, there is a lot of that, but there are also opportunities to develop yourself through adventurous training – something we call AT (everything has an acronym in the military).  During my 2 years serving as a reservist I have been fortunate enough to wangle myself on to 4 mountaineering trips already; ski-touring in the French Alps, trekking in the Caucasus Mountains, winter mountaineering skills in the Scottish Highlands, and most recently a high-altitude expedition... Read More

Antonia Bolingbroke-kent Prismatic Review | montane 07/12/2018
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Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent: Prismatic Review

This autumn, amidst the throes of an ‘oh my god I’m going to be f-f-forty’ mid-life crisis I decided the only thing for it was to go for a stroll in Georgia’s High Caucasus. Picture and Words by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, follow her on Twitter and Instagram For ten days I walked through the wild mountains of Svaneti, a crucible of forested hills and jagged peaks clinging to the southern shoulders of Europe’s highest peaks. There were thundering rivers, lung-busting 3000 metre passes, rain, a dusting of early snow and forests... Read More

Further. Faster. Podcast. Episode 7 - Katy Parrott | Montane 02/11/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 7

Welcome to the Further. Faster. Podcast, in association with Montane, the FREE podcast that asks ultra athletes, mountaineers and adventurers the why and the how of what they do. CLICK THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD This month we talk to Katy Parrott. Participation in the BBC programme Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week changed Katy’s life for the better, and has since been described as ‘Tinkerbell crossed with the Terminator’. Her immense, well-rounded fitness marries seamlessly with a nose for adventure and an iron will, enabling her to cross disciplines such as... Read More

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JEN SCOTNEY: THE AFTERMATH

He’s had a tough year for running, with things not going his way, so it was such a relief to get that result of second overall and first vet. I’ll forgive him for the demands and orders he barked from the sofa that night, with ‘I ran too you know’ being muttered under my breath only a couple of times! But a positive is despite the 40 miles and 6800ft of ascent I wasn’t stiff or too tired after the race. I think I finished 27th -top third, and so yes, I... Read More

Sarah Rowell at the 51st OMM | Montane 01/11/2018
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SARAH ROWELL: 51st ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON

The last weekend in October for most people means an extra hour in bed as the clocks go back; more importantly for 2,000 or so mountain people, it means the OMM weekend.  Two days of working in pairs, looking after yourself, finding checkpoints and hopefully making it back to the overnight campsite or event centre each day before it is either dark or the courses close. This latter point had resonance, as last year at the event’s 50th anniversary we (along with the majority of other teams) had failed to... Read More

jen scotney cappadocia ultra aftermath | Montane 01/11/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: THE AFTERMATH

I finished in just under 9 and half hours. Amazing that Marcus had done that 4 hours quicker and then gone on to the second loop. I got my medal and fleece. I then got chatting to a English runner Jaqui who had finished just before me, and I saw that Marcus was second at last checkpoint which was a great result if he could hold it. It got dark and began to rain as I waited for him, and shared his joy as he crossed the line. 1  TRAINING ... Read More

jen scotney races the cappadocia ultra | montane 31/10/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: THE RACE

We set off with the 120km runners and wound up through the steep streets out of the town. I had actually started nearish the front so a few people were coming past me, yet I was going past others that walked the hill. We soon turned off the road and started the next 39 miles of dusty winding trails which made for an absolutely stunning race. There were a few bottlenecks at canyons at the start but otherwise, I got into my rhythm, plodding along, waiting for the first of... Read More

29/10/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: CAPPADOCIA TRAINING

The second part of this year has been a lesson in patience, in moderation for me, in realising I’m not as invincible as a couple of good races can make me feel. I had always said 2018 would be about the Northern Traverse and it was, and thinking I would want a break from running and training after that I had said no more races for 2018. 1  TRAINING          2  NERVES          3  THE RACE          4  AFTERMATH Had. As... Read More