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16/03/2018

UKC Climbing Competition – Win a Spider Hoodie

A new addition to Montane’s Spring/Summer 2018 range, the Spider Hoodie incorporates a variety of new technologies and materials to produce an efficient and durable technical mid-layer Montane Spider Hoodie, Firefly Orange The Montane Spider Hoodie is an all new lightweight and technical alpine hooded fleece pull-on designed for climbers, by climbers. High performance is hardwired into the inherent materiality of this lightweight and quick-drying midlayer.  Its high stretch Pontentorto Tecnostretch fabric incorporates a CORDURA face for enhanced durability whilst fitting close to the body through a full range of... Read More

BMC Mend Our Mountains make one million | Montane 15/03/2018
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MONTANE SUPPORT ‘MEND OUR MOUNTAINS’

Montane are the first brand to answer the BMC’s rallying cry to preserve Britain’s mountainous areas from degradation and overuse. We are passionate about protecting these inspiring and beautiful places are maintained and enjoyed for years to come, and have committed to donating 1% of our website sales to this cause.  It is our hope we can not only contribute to the cause , but also inspire other big players in the industry to take such an active interest in the longevity of our precious outdoor environment.   To find... Read More

14/03/2018
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Elbrus II: The Summit

< Previous Page          Next Page > Waking up in the early hours this morning and having to duck outside to the outhouse, I questioned if the weather forecast had got it completely wrong. Today was our planned summit day and it was meant to be clear with light winds. It was clear, a brilliant night sky full of stars, but the strong winds were persisting. Could make for an interesting day. We had a few hours till we planned to leave so I jumped back in... Read More

minimus stretch ultra | montane 14/03/2018

Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket ‘Most Flexible’ in Backpacker Gear Test

Our Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket rose above 145 other products to be awarded the title of ‘Most Flexible’ in Backpacker Magazine’s Gear Guide this month. The jacket was put through its paces by testers in a variety of scenarios in a variety of environments, from navigating boulders in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness, to scaling the cliffs of Australia’s Murramarang National Park.  A particular hit with testers were the Minimus Stretch’s cuffs, which extend over the backs of the hands for extra drip protection, with one particularly long-armed tester remarking ‘No... Read More

12/03/2018
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Elbrus I: Acclimatisation

< Previous Page          Next Page > Can They Make It Any More Difficult? Given the complexities of the Russian visa application process, you could be forgiven for thinking they don’t want any visitors… Ok, so I can hear you saying, “Why weren’t you more organized and apply for the visa before you started the trip, rather than leaving it till the last minute?” Well, that again comes down to their regulations. You see, for Australians, you can’t apply for a Russian visa until you are within... Read More

03/03/2018
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Kosciuszko I: Kosciuszko Summit Wheelchair Challenge

< Previous Page          Next Page > Why Kosciuszko? Ok, so the first question is, “Why climb Kosciuszko? Doesn’t that make eight summits?” Well yes, it does make eight 7 Summits which granted, doesn’t make a lot of sense. But it all comes down to the definition of a continent. There are geographical continents defined by landmass on a single tectonic plate, there are political continents defined but country borders, and a whole lot of other variations. When it comes to the 7 Summits, there are actually... Read More

01/03/2018
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#MYMONTANE Competition launched!

Tell us the stories you’ve shared with Montane equipment or clothing for a chance to win £150 worth of Montane kit. We are with you not just for the summit, but the slog, the race not just the finish.  Every time you thought it was too wet, windy or cold to step out but did so anyway. Every time you committed to a line and every time you failed until you succeeded. We are as much a part of your story as you are ours. To commemorate 25 years pushing... Read More

24/02/2018
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Carstensz III: A Quick Summit

< Previous Page          Next Page > Heli to Base Camp Wednesday morning (21st February) Jon and I got up early, at around 04:30, in preparation for our flight to Carstensz. Breakfast at the local hotel was less than appetizing. It was a small buffet thing in the mess hall with a limited selection of mainly local dishes. I tried a bit of it but it wasn’t going down really well. Fortunately, they had some bread, butter and chocolate sprinkles at one end of the table so... Read More

17/02/2018
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Tom Kahler: Sleepless in Snowdonia

Tom and his friend Elliot spent an intrepid night atop Glyder Fawr during the ‘Beast from the East’ to catch the sunrise.  His experience – and resulting pictures – proving the sanguine nature of the outdoors.  Follow Tom’s adventures: <Previous Page          Next Page> Endurance takes many forms, and is typically affiliated with the physical, involving a vast amount of physical pain and discomfort.  This notion can easily be thought of as animalistic attrition; is the finite amount of determination you have to keep going greater than the finite time... Read More

30/01/2018
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Aconcagua IV: Trek Out and Wrap Up

< Previous Page          Next Page > Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…. Sitting in Aconcagua Base Camp Sunday night enjoying a nice BBQ after our successful summit we faced a dilemma….we were over a week ahead of schedule, what should we do with our spare time? With a speed record attempt you’d normally want to just keep pushing ahead as fast as possible, but unfortunately, we can’t. There are two main reasons for that: We have a fixed date planned for the Rotary Kosciusko Wheelchair Summit Challenge. A date... Read More