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howard dracup | montane 17/07/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

28/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY FIFTEEN – DARTMOOR

15 Marathons in 15 Days in the 15 National Parks of the United Kingdom complete! Thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored me, so grateful to all of you for helping make a difference. If you would like to add a few pennies to the pot here is the link: https://www.givepenny.com/national-parks-marathon-challenge- Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.     ... Read More

Jordan wylie | MONTANE 26/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY THIRTEEN – SNOWDONIA

Day 12 took me to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the last of the Welsh 3! Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.         ... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 24/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TWELVE – PEMBROKESHIRE COAST

Day 12 saw me head to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales.  This National park has a varied landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy and stone beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills.  I’m not sure how many people come here to run as it is quite some drive to get to but I can promise you the journey was worth every mile indeed. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5. ... Read More

23/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TEN – BRECON BEACONS

Day 10 saw me I’m familiar territory, the good old Brecon Beacons, a place I knew very well from my time as a soldier in the Army. Seeing the welcome sign, sent a shiver down my spine and reminded me of many a cold, wet night sleeping under the stars. The Brecon Beacons are beautiful but from a soldiers perspective were often unforgiving and relentless, this was the reason many elite units such as the SAS, Royal Marines and Paras spent a lot of time here, they say you can... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 22/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY NINE – NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS

Day 9 and after a good nights rest, I was still feeling a long way from 100% but was keen to get back out there to complete the final leg “t’up north”, it was the North York Moors today. For me, this place was a bit of a hidden gem and if the truth be told I nearly missed it off my route plan, I had naively assumed it was just part of the Yorkshire Dales, some geography lessons needed for me I know! Day 1.          ... Read More