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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

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

18/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY FIVE – NORTHUMBERLAND

Day 5 in the 15x15x15 challenge and after a great night sleep next to Hadrians Wall, I was refreshed and revitalised and feeling as fit as a Roman Emperor! Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.          Day 12. ... Read More

17/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY FOUR – LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS

I woke up on the banks of Loch Lomond today at around 0600, this National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens to the vast tranquil beauty of the Loch. It was simply incredible, I seemed to have the whole Loch to myself so decided it would be rude not to take a bath and make the most of this delightful opportunity! Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4. ... Read More

myau official videos | montane 26/02/2019
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MONTANE YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA: OFFICIAL VIDEOS

The videos of this years race have provided an invaluable insight into the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, showing in unprecedented detail the grit of the competitors, and the beautiful and unforgiving nature of the environment they have to survive in.   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Click image to read the Race Directors’ Report:

myau race directors report | montane 25/02/2019
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MONTANE YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA: 16th REPORT

Thoughts and reflections on this years’ race from Race Director Robert Pollhammer. After the race I often get asked if I am happy about how things went. Knowing that everyone is safe, the answer is “yes, I am happy”. However, I also always think about the athletes who were not able to reach their respective finish lines. To all those who had no luck this time I want to say that it was great to have you with us. Whatever the reasons were that you could not continue, I hope... Read More

myau 2019 | montane 24/01/2019
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MONTANE YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA: 16th EDITION

MYAU organisers look forward to edition #16 of the world’s coldest and toughest ultra.   Since 2003, the MYAU has been held every February along the Yukon Quest Trail – the route of the world’s toughest Sled Dog Race. A cumulative total of over 900 hardy souls have toed the start line in Whitehorse next to the Yukon River to cover their choice of four distances along this brutally cold and challenging trail, with marathon, 100, 300, or the full 430 mile course options available.  This year, 87 athletes from over... Read More

further faster podcast jasmin paris | montane 22/01/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST: JASMIN PARIS SPECIAL EPISODE

Click on the image or below to listen Welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. This is the podcast that delves into why, and how, ultra athletes, mountaineers and explorers do what they do. This is a very special edition of the podcast as we speak to Jasmin Paris. A few days before this podcast was recorded Jasmin smashed the previous record for the Montane Spine Race by an incredible 12 hours and won the race by more than eight hours. The Montane Spine Race stretches 268 miles across the... Read More