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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

spine race | montane 19/09/2019
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Montane Partner with Spine Race for 2020

After the success of last year’s ground-breaking Spine race, Montane renew the partnership with Ultra Endurance Series to sponsor the event for another 3 years. The Montane Spine Race is a non-stop 268 mile winter ultra-marathon encompassing the entire length of the Pennine Way, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. “At Montane we have a passion for endurance sports, and the Spine delivers an epic journey that ticks all of the boxes. Over the next three years we are looking forward to working closely... Read More

galen reynolds | montane 11/09/2019
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TORX: Day 4

A day of seconds Oliviero Bosatelli wins his second TOR with a time of 72:37:13, whilst Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds finishes soon after for his second second-place finish at 77:06:12. < Day 1 <Day 2 <Day 3 Bosatelli crossed the line today at the age of 50 and having only started trail running relatively recently. In doing so he has joined a very elite club of people who have won the TOR twice. So elite, in fact, only Franco Collé has replicated the feat . 4 1/2 hours later Galen... Read More

day 3 tor des geants | montane 10/09/2019
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TORX: Day 3

Leading positions remain unchanged through the second night. Race leader Oliviero Bosatelli runs just behind course record pace, with Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds hot on his heals. < Day 1 <Day 2 Day 4> Galen held Oliviero within an hour ahead of him for most of the day. However, with cold-induced asthma and a blinding change of pace from Bosatelli, the gap has begun to increase. Elsewhere, fellow Montane athlete Kevin Hadfield continues to make gains in the rankings, climbing into the top 30. Meanwhile, Tom Hollins remains in the... Read More

further faster podcast episode 14 Jenny Graham | montane 29/08/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 14 Jenny Graham

Hello and welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. We started this podcast to delve into why mountaineers, explorers and endurance athletes do what they do. Why they push themselves, why they feel the need to put another foot forward or crank out another turn of the pedal. In this episode, we spoke to Jenny Graham, a Scottish endurance athlete. The resulting interview fulfilled everything we set out to do. In this searingly honest conversation, we learn about her record-breaking round the world cycle, how she got into riding... Read More

Gwynn Stokes Extreme 804 | montane 28/08/2019
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Cape Wrath To Edale FKT

‘Extreme 804’ is 804 miles of trails and mountains starting at Cape Wrath – the most northwesterly tip of Scotland – all the way down the Edale in Derbyshire start of the Pennine way.  Here, Gwynn tells us the why and the how of this immense FKT attempt, due to commence 1st September. The idea came about 2 years ago, after the Montane Spine Race. My wife noticed a plaque on the wall in the Boarder Hotel saying ‘CW 400 and something’ miles.  I can’t remember exactly how many, but... Read More

Tom Hollins | montane 27/08/2019
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TOM HOLLINS’ 2nd TOR DES GEANTS

Montane Athlete Tom Hollins reflects on the difficult lessons he learned from his first TOR, what makes it such a difficult and special race, and how he plans to improve this year. Click on image for more info about Tom Before last year’s TDG I came out in August and recced the last 1/3 of the route as I knew it was going to be a tough race to finish and I wanted to be prepared. I wasn’t wrong. I DNFd after the first 1/3 of the route. Last year... Read More

tor des geants 10th anniversary | montane 21/08/2019
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Tor des Géants Beautifully Brutal 10th Anniversary

One of the greatest non-stop mountain endurance races in the world returns bigger and more brutal for its 10th anniversary on 6th September 2019. The Montane Tor des Géants returns for its 10th anniversary on 6th September, 2019. To commemorate this landmark occasion, the tenth edition features four races through the wild and spectacular landscapes of the Italian Alps. This includes the new, epic Tor des Glaciers, a competition that may never be repeated, and the new, shorter 30km/19 miles Passage au Malatrà. First launched in 2010, the Tor des Géants... Read More