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Day 5 Spine Race | montane 15/01/2020
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SPINE RACE 2020: One-Third Victory, Two-Thirds Heartbreak

John Kelly leads the Montane Spine race at the end of it’s fourth day by a staggering margin and looks certain to win a race he has led since we left Edale on Sunday. The former Barkley Marathons winner has picked up his pace on the final day setting a blistering pace and arriving in the Cheviot Hills whilst no other runner was beyond CP5, more than 30 miles/50km behind him. Spine Race Day 5 Elsewhere, there was heartbreak for 2 runners who until today had looked certain to take... Read More

2020 spine mrt and challenger | montane 11/01/2020
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SPINE RACE 2020 COMMENCES WITH CHALLENGER AND MRT

The 174km/108 mile MONTANE Spine® Challenger started on, Saturday 12 January 2019 at 8 AM. 98 Competitors (78 men and 20 women) from 10 different nations are competing to cover 108 miles of the Pennine Way National trail irrespective of what the terrain and the British weather can throw at them. Yesterday, Race Director Phil Hayday Brown described this year’s Challenger as ‘anyone’s race’.  The strongest runners have shown their mettle against gusts between 60-80mph today and a possible podium is starting to materialise. Dougie Zinis (GBR) currently holds the... Read More

2020 SPINE athlete team | montane 10/01/2020
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MEET TEAM MONTANE

Amongst those toeing the line at 8am on Sunday 11th Jan in the wind and rain stand the athletes of Team Montane, keen to challenge themselves against the course and Jasmine’s record:   DEBBIE MARTIN CONSANI MONTANE ATHLETE | Race #194 Debbie regularly competes in 24hr races at an internatinoal level. she has also won and/or medalled in races such as the Montane Lakeland 50 and 100, and finished in the top 20 females at the 2017 Tor des Géants .Her mental fortitude is second to none and comes into... Read More

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

Further Faster Podcast episode 18 Al Lee | montane 17/12/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 18: Al Lee

Hello, and welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. My name is Daniel Neilson and in these podcasts, I speak to athletes, climbers and explorers in an attempt to understand why they do what they do, what makes them so tenacious and successful. My guest this month perhaps understands this better than most. After all, he’s dedicated his life to documenting remarkable journeys; whether that’s first ascents on Baffin Island or following my recent guest Jesse Dufton lead up the Old Man of Hoy, a remarkable feat for someone... Read More

2020 women in adventure film competition | montane 27/11/2019
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Montane Sponsor 2020 Women in Adventure Film Competition

With two months to go until entries close, Montane have joined the 2020 WAF Competition to sponsor the event. Created to increase the number of women in the outdoors and on the big screen, the WAF Competition this year emphasises elevating grass-root filmmakers. This gives hitherto unknown filmmakers a significant national and international platform, as well as helpful direct feedback sessions. The films don’t have to be documentaries; short stories, complete fiction, and anything else will be considered. Similarly, you don’t have to be a pro athlete to enter –... 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

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