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26/06/2019
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Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion

Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion, a non-stop 268-mile endurance race along the Pennine Way.  “Right now I feel ok, pretty good, very happy. It’s a shame Cees wasn’t there with me at the finish, but I have the win outright now” she joked. “Over the Cheviot’s there were gale force winds, it was terrible up there. But it was the only way I was staying awake. I would just doze off and be facing the other way at times and think where have I been for the last half... Read More

jon gupta further faster podcast | montane 25/06/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 13 Jon Gupta

Welcome to Further, Faster, in association with Montane and hosted by Daniel Neilson. In this episode, we speak to Jon Gupta. He is a mountaineer. A very, very good mountaineer, one who specialises in very very big mountains. But he’s also an expedition guide, notably working with a previous interviewee Steve Plain for his 7 Summits project. He’s a penchant for more remote, lesser-known mountains. But over the last couple of years, he’s also run the Bob Graham round, and the the 430-Yukon Arctic Ultra.. on his second attempt. We... Read More

slim fit terra pants climber review | montane 18/06/2019
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CLIMBER MAGAZINE REVIEW THE NEW SLIM FIT TERRA PANTS

CLIMBER Magazine reviewed the iconic Terra Pants new Slim Fit option in its June 2019 issue, finding their unbeatable feature set improved by the updated silhouette.  CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE TERRA PANT The Terra Pant has been an outdoor icon for over ten years, but CLIMBER were still impressed by the combination of breathable, windproof, quick-drying and durable fabrics combined with ‘clever material profiling’ to produce a fit that ensures ‘…freedom of movement is very good despite the omission of any elastane from the material.’ CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE... Read More

10/06/2019
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UNCLIMBED PEAKS

Imagine an overhead map of the Himalaya marked with mountaineering routes. The thicker it is, the more people have attempted it. You’d see Everest as a broad red line. Even wider lines would travel up the ‘trekking peaks’ of Island Peak (6,189m), Mera Peak (6,476m), Tent Peak (5,663m) and Yala Peak (5,700m). Like the great Scottish Munros, the highest, the easiest and the most accessible get climbed most. Without seeing through the window of a Bombardier Dash 8, it’s hard to imagine the scale of the Himalaya. Within the range... 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

marcus scotney | montane 29/05/2019
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Marcus Scotney’s Dragon’s Back CR: Broken by New Athlete

Marcus Scotney won the 2017 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race, setting the Course Record (CR) in the process.  The following is his reflections on passing the torch to Galen Reynolds after his record was broken by 10 minutes this year. Marcus running well on day 2 of the 2017 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race.  3 days later he completed the course in record time. “Galen ran an amazing race.  His domination from Day 1 was exciting to watch, he showed courage with great talent looking stronger and stronger as the race progressed down... Read More

28/05/2019
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New Athlete Wins Berghaus Dragon’s Back Ultra

Galen Reynolds wins the 2019 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race, setting a new course record the same week he is announced as Montane’s newest Ultra Running Athlete. Galen completing the 2019 Berghaus Dragon’s Back © No Limits Photography  “I ran hard today. But apart from all the pain, it feels really good to win.”  – Galen Reynolds upon winning the 2019 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Created in 1992, the Dragon’s Back is an epic following the mountainous spine of Wales from North to South, its 315km total length and 15,500m incline split into 5... Read More

Galen reynolds | montane 24/05/2019

ULTRA RUNNER GALEN REYNOLDS JOINS MONTANE ULTRA RUNNING TEAM

Montane lends support to Canadian-born Reynolds to help further his recent successes. Galen Reynolds began running with humble aspirations, with a desire to become generally healthier and fitter after completing his degree and MBA.  Initially unable to run a mile without long breaks, one step at a time eventually lead to an ultra trail running obsession spanning the past 7 years.  During this time he has ran some of the most iconic ultras in the world, including the UTMB and Montane Tor des Geants where he came 2nd in 2018.... Read More

21/05/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 14-21.05.19

A change of plan sets the scene for a potential ‘summitfest’ in the slow-motion world of ultra-high altitude. 14.05.19   14:25  Not the result I hoped for but we are down & safe which is the main thing. 18:04  Well, a variety of factors played out against us today on Nuptse. Despite breaking trail & fixing a bunch of rope yesterday (in pretty challenging conditions) the trail had all but disappeared and the ropes were buried under fresh snow. The difficult became even more challenging. The route, as we were already aware, is... Read More