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19/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY SIX- LAKE DISTRICT

Today it was time to take on England’s largest National Park, the Lake District, which is also now a World Heritage Site, home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain which I found myself on top of just 3 weeks ago as part of my training for another challenge later this year. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.   ... 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

Jordan wylie cairngorms marathon | montane 16/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY THREE- CAIRNGORMS

They say ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ – a mantra that served me well today in the most northern of the UK’s National Parks; the Cairngorms. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.          Day 12.   ... Read More

Jordan wylie south downs marathon | montane 15/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TWO – SOUTH DOWNS

I woke up this morning to the realisation that it would probably be my last night in a proper bed for the next 2 weeks. I made the most of it and set the snooze for another 30 minutes. If I told you my legs weren’t feeling the effects of yesterday’s 26.2 miles in the New Forest, well I would definitely be lying. This could be tougher than I envisaged after all… Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day... Read More

Jordan wylie new forest marathon | montane 14/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY ONE – NEW FOREST

Welcome to my first daily blog for my latest challenge in association with my awesome expedition partners Montane, which for me provide the best clothing around for endurance sports and expeditions in extreme, remote and complex environments. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.         ... Read More

14/04/2019
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ASH ROUTEN: NORWEGIAN SHAKEDOWN

“So when are you off on your shakedown trip Ash?” asked a North American friend. Shakedown sounds like an unwanted pat down at Airport security to me. However, this alien term actually refers to a short training trip to test out equipment and dust off your skillset. And so in late February, I headed to the Hardangervidda Plateau in Norway, to do a shakedown of my Arctic travel skills in preparation for a 35-day ski along the sea ice of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. This was my third-time... Read More

10/04/2019
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THE THIRD MAN

You’ll never walk alone. The ‘Third Man Factor’ is a phenomenon that is experienced at the edges of existence, those moments when mountaineers, sailors, and Polar explorers, have the vivid experience of another human being sharing their struggle. Here Dan Neilson investigates the phenomenon: “Boss, I had a curious feeling on the march that there was another person with us.” Frank Worsley, captain of the Endurance, told Ernest Shackleton. Tom Crean, an Irish seaman, later admitted the same. After the Endurance became trapped in ice and destroyed, the crew escaped... Read More

further faster podcast javed bhatti | montane 28/03/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 12 Javed Bhatti

Hello and welcome to Further Faster in association with Montane. In this episode, we meet a remarkable character. He has completed some of the most difficult races in the world, including only recently the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, the 430-mile course, and the Montane Spine Race. So far, so impressive, until you learn that he often ‘doubles’ the race. Having completed the Spine Race he simply had a break, turned around and did it all again. Yet speaking to Javed Bhatti, his attitude isn’t as crazy as it first seems.... Read More

20/03/2019
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In Memory of Tom Ballard 1988 – 2019

  On Thursday 7th March it was confirmed that British mountaineer Tom Ballard and Italian climber Daniele Nardi had lost their lives while attempting a first ascent of the Mummery Spur on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. Numerous parties including the Base Camp support team, other mountaineering groups from across the region and the Pakistan Army did everything they could to locate the team after they went missing on Sunday 24th February. Early on Thursday, 7th March, another expedition team lead by Spanish climber Alex Txikon identified the bodies of both... Read More