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2020 montane spine race | montane 10/01/2020
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2020 Spine Race: A Year in the Sun

The Spine Race returns after a year in the public eye with an in-form Team Montane in tow. Will Jasmin Paris’ record be broken? Click to meet Team Montane: Since its inception in 2012, which saw 11 entrants and only 3 finishers, it has enjoyed a hard-earned reputation as a truly epic challenge and a true test of racers physical resilience and mental fortitude.  It is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. Last years’ Spine was a momentous occasion.  Jasmin Paris smashed the course record by... Read More

prism jacket award | montane 10/12/2019
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MORE AWARDS FOR THE PRISM JACKET

The NEW Montane Prism Jacket proves its pedigree once again, adding more accolades to its haul   COUNTRY WALKING MAGAZINE TESTER’S CHOICE | BEST VALUE | 95% WHAT COUNTRY WALKING SAY: “For versatility and adaptability, this one is a winner.” “The Prism is a well-established insulator but Montane have just given it an overhaul… i’ve worn it while pounding up Yorkshire hillsides in bitter winds and never felt either too cold or too hot.”       WALK MAGAZINE GREAT VALUE WHAT WALK SAY: “It’s lightweight and durable, and offers... Read More

further faster podcast episode 17 jerry moffatt | montane 28/11/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 17: Jerry Moffatt

Welcome to Further Faster in association with Montane. My name is Daniel Neilson and in this series of podcasts I speak to ultra athletes, climbers, explorers and mountaineers to understand how they do what they do and why they do what they do. In this month’s podcast, I speak to someone who perhaps has delved deeper than most into these questions.  Welcome to Further Faster in association with Montane. My name is Daniel Neilson and in this series of podcasts I speak to ultra athletes, climbers, explorers and mountaineers to... Read More

Country Walking 2019 Winter Gear Guide | Montane 28/11/2019
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MONTANE IN COUNTRY WALKING WINTER GEAR GUIDE

We featured in the CLASS OF 2019 Winter Gear Guide from County Walking – 32 pages of the best gear for cold, snowy, and rainy days. INSULATORS PRISM JACKET WHAT COUNTRY WALKING SAY: “Incredible value: brand new, with Pertex Quantum fabric and 100% recycled PrimaLoft Silver insulation. Outstanding work.” WHAT MONTANE SAY: “The Prism is an outdoor classic. We have updated this iconic, super-versatile insulation to with recycled eco insulation and an even more balanced feature set to ensure it can serve another decade of adventures.” Also available as the... Read More

Pac Lite Plus Jacket review | montane 20/11/2019

PAC LITE JACKET ON TEST

Montane Ambassador Kenny Block uses his Pac Lite Plus Jacket during a sudden downpour on Sale Fell. As soon as the sun set, the rain started to pour.  The Pac Plus Jacket utilises Gore-Tex Pac Plus waterproof fabric, which keeps it very light and packable whilst remaining waterproof and breathable. Because of this, it’s been my go-to ‘just-in-case’ shell, sitting at the bottom of my pack, unnoticeable but ready to go. It’s a very low-risk strategy: so light you don’t notice, and immensely satisfying when it’s needed. Such a day... Read More

further faster podcast episode 16 jesse dufton | montane 06/11/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 16: Jesse Dufton

In Further, Faster we have an in-depth conversation with explorers, mountaineers and athletes to understand exactly why, and how, they do what they do. What is it that pushes them to the limit of human endurance and why do they feel the need to do it. This time we’re speaking to Jesse Dufton. So who is Jesse? Well, he’s a climber. A good one. His dad first took him climbing at the 2. At the age of 11, he led his first route. His climbing life continued through his uni years,... Read More

further faster podcast episode 15 | montane 27/09/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 15: Galen Reynolds

In Further, Faster Daniel Neilson meets explorers, mountaineers and athletes to understand exactly why, and how, they do what they do. What is it that pushes them to the limit of human endurance and why do they feel the need to do it. Click to listen Daniel posed this question to Galen Reynolds, an ultra runner from Canada, now living in the UK. A few years ago, Galen felt the need to get fit; he could barely run 5km. But this running thing soon turned into a passion. He has... Read More

CLIMBING BLIND Trailer | montane 26/09/2019
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Climbing Blind Trailer

Climbing Blind is Premiering during the opening night of the Montane supported Brit Rock Film Tour on the 24th October 2019 . A documentary of Jesse Duftons’ world-first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, culminating at 22:10 on 4th June when Jesse and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history. Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack. The film – supported by Montane – documents Jesses’ year-long campaign to achieve this world first, serving as a billet doux to the grit that is... Read More

tom hollins TOR report | montane 25/09/2019
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Tom Hollins: TOR Report

On 8th September, with some trepidation and a lot of excitement, I placed my feet on the start line of the Montane Tor Des Géants. This was the second year running I had tried to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s finest ultra runners at one of the world’s best events. Last year had seen me DNF 1/3 of the way in, unable to cope with the heat and the 3000m plus cols. This year I had come out 2 weeks before the race and spent some... Read More

Halogen 25 review | Montane 24/09/2019
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Halogen 25: UKC | UKH Highly Recommended

The UKH Test team recently got their hands on a Halogen 25 Pack as part of a group test for small day packs. Standing out as a spacious and comfortable pack with lots of storage options and handy features that are well-judged for all-season mountain use, it was awarded the coveted ‘UKH Highly Recommended’ Rosette. “If you want a 25l pack that can do it all, the Halogen is a good option.” Stand-out features included comprehensive storage options (especially side ‘baguette pockets’), its alpine/winter emphasis being none the less incredibly... Read More