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spine race day 5 | Montane 17/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – WEDNESDAY 16TH

Jasmin Paris has finished first place completing the Spine Race in a record-breaking 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.  <Day 4 Day6> As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters its fourth night, Paris completes another historic victory. Capitalising on her strategic decision 194 miles into the race to go it alone, Paris showed no sign of fatigue as she crossed the line in overall first place. Not content with getting first-place, Paris demonstrated fortitude and strength across 268 miles to overcome the Pennine Way and set a new course... Read More

2019 spine race day 4 | montane 15/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – TUESDAY 15th JANUARY

As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters its third night, Paris, first placed female, has forged ahead of 2013 MONTANE® Spine® Race winner, Roselló Solé, first placed male. <Day 3       Day5> Both Paris and Roselló Solé started the day by increasing their lead over Eoin Keith (IRL). They continued to run together until they reached CP4 at Alston, 194 miles into the race.  However, even though they elected to rest, Paris pushed on ahead of Roselló Solé after just 45 minutes.  She built up a commanding lead of almost... Read More

spine race and challenger | montane 14/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – MONDAY 14th JANUARY

Britain’s Jasmin Paris battles Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP) in brutal 268 mile race. <Day 2       Day4> As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters into its second night, an epic contest for lead position is being played out across the Pennines. Jasmin Paris (GBR), first placed female, is running neck and neck with 2013 MONTANE® Spine® Race winner, Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP), first placed male. LIVE TRACKING & LIVE LEADERBOARD: Available to view at http://live.thespinerace.com/ This battle of the sexes commenced from the start of the race when both Paris and Roselló... Read More

day 1 of the spine challenger and spine mrt | montane 12/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE CHALLENGER: SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019

Britain’s Jim Mann leads the 174km race; Carol Morgan (IRL) leads the women’s race. <Day 0       Day2> As the MONTANE® Spine® Challenger goes into its first night, Jim Mann (GBR) set a blistering pace to lead the race after the first 4km. Although he initially ran with, current course record holder, Wouter Huitzing (DE), Mann had been the first to break away, setting an incredible pace up Jacob’s Ladder to pull away from Huitzing. At the time of writing, Mann is 7km ahead of second place Huitzing, having... Read More

tom ballard nanga parbat expedition volume 1 | montane 08/01/2019
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Nanga parbat: Mummery Winter 1

Like most expeditions, things started fairly slowly. I landed in the sparkling new Islamabad airport at 1:30am. After an hour and a half I finally collected my checked bags. Then met with Ali Saltoro at arrivals and off to the hotel for much-needed sleep.  At lunch time I had breakfast. Met with trekkers Daniele and Allessandra and then reunited with climbing companion Daniele (trust the Italians to be confusing). The next two days were spent organising the equipment to be sent by road to Chilas and attending various dinners with... Read More

tom ballard nanga parbat winter | montane 21/12/2018
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TOM BALLARD: WINTER NANGA PARBAT ATTEMPT

Tom Ballard plans to summit Nanga Parbat in Winter via a hitherto unclimbed route. Diamer face of Nanga Parbat In January 2019, Tom Ballard – alongside Daniele Nardi (ITA) – plans to climb Nanga Parbat’s Diamer (West) face.  If successful Tom will be one of the few mountaineers in the world to summit a +8000m peak in winter. They will be hoping to climb the infamous Mummery Spur – named after Albert F. Mummery who in 1895 led the first attempt to climb the mountain.  Mummery reached almost 6,100m on... Read More

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

GB ice climbing team sponsorship announcement image | Montane 14/12/2018
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Montane Becomes GB Ice Climbing Team Kit Sponsor

Montane announces support of GB Ice Climbing Team, providing clothing for the upcoming 2018/19 season. For the upcoming 2018/19 competition season, the GB Ice Climbing will be supported with Montane sponsored clothing.  This exciting development precedes a fully revamped team philosophy and selection policy, intended to create a team capable of competing with the best in the world. “We are super psyched for a revamped, refreshed GB Ice Climbing Team and we can’t thank our wonderful sponsors, Montane, enough for its support.” Zoe Spriggins, BMC Competitions Programme Manager Ahead of... Read More

Jenny tough Further Faster Podcast Episode 8 | Montane 30/11/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE EIGHT

Click the above image to download Welcome to episode 8 of Further Faster, in association with Montane. This is the podcast that invites ultra athletes, mountaineers and explorers to understand how, and why, they do what they do. In this episode, presenter Daniel Neilson talks to the remarkable expedition runner Jenny Tough. We say expedition runner, but it’s hard to really know how to define the 30-year-old Canadian, now living in Scotland. She’s a runner, of course, but these days not racing so much. It is perhaps best to define... Read More