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nick morris out of hours | montane 29/08/2019
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Adventure; an unusual and exciting or daring experience

Montane Ambassador Nick morris talks us through what adventure means to him, and why everyone can benefit from it. Walking along the ridgeline of Beinn Alligin in the Scottish Highlands in a world of adventure, discovery, my ice axe in one hand steadying myself against the icy breeze and my crampons piercing the snow underfoot.  I track the ridge moving up the ascent to the summit, feeling my heart race as my heavy legs power me up the crisp white untouched blanket of snow towards clear skies and vast views.... Read More

Matt cooper hydrogen direct | montane 28/08/2019
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HYDROGEN DIRECT JACKET REVIEW

Professional mountain guide and Montane Ambassador Matt has been using his Hydrogen Direct Jacket since January 2019, putting it through its paces in all manner of conditions in mountainous environments across the UK. Matt in his Hydrogen Direct Jacket (click for more info). Matt spends almost every day in the mountains guiding clients and teaching courses with his business The Mountaineering Company, or for his own recreation.  As such, he values dependability and usability over all else.  His kit has to perform reliably regardless of meteorological condition in potentially dangerous... 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

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

bmc dart limited edition t-shirt | montane 24/07/2019
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NEW Limited Edition BMC Dart T-Shirts

Our summer collaboration with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC); limited edition Dart T-Shirts released to continue supporting BMC. Men’s BMC Dart Limited Edition T-Shirt BMC Logo Detail (click to view more) Celebrating Montane as the Recommended Clothing and Pack Partner of the BMC, the Men’s and Women’s BMC Dart T-Shirt Limited Editions combine the robust versatility of our technical Dart T-Shirt with subtle BMC branding and exclusive colour pallet. Men’s BMC Dart Limited Edition T-Shirt custom styling and colour pallet (click to view more). The Dart is classic all-season, all-mountain... Read More

howard dracup | montane 01/07/2019
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HOWARD DRACUP: Brecon Beacons 100 Kit List

Here’s my kit list I chose to either wear, carry or have in my drop bag for versatility/change in weather! Pre, during & post race: Montane Transition 40 Hold-all Montane Razor Vest Montane Razor Shorts Montane Via Visor Montane Featherlite Trail Vest Montane Power Dry Glove Montane Fang Zip Tank Montane Fang Shorts Montane Dragon Pull On Montane Via Gecko Vest Montane Cadenza Cap Montane Allez Micro Hoodie Montane Primino 140 T-shirt Montane Fang Zip T-shirt Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Montane Chief Montane Featherlite Down Jacket Montane Soft Flasks... Read More

Alpha Balance jacket climber magazine review | montane 19/06/2019
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CLIMBER MAGAZINE REVIEW THE ALPHA BALANCE JACKET

CLIMBER Magazine reviewed the Alpha Balance Jacket in its June 2019 issue, finding its technical fabrics enhancing an intuitive feature set. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE ALPHA BALANCE JACKET The Alpha Balance Jackets‘ unusual construction is the first thing that stood out to the CLIMBER reviewers, with Polartec’s Alpha Direct across the chest, shoulders and upper arms and covered by Featurelite Air nylon stretch overlay contrasting pleasingly with Pontetorto Technostretch on the arms and abdomen.  This mix of fabrics also fulfill a purpose, and the visual disparity highlights the garment’s... Read More

slim fit terra pants climber review | montane 18/06/2019
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CLIMBER MAGAZINE REVIEW THE NEW SLIM FIT TERRA PANTS

CLIMBER Magazine reviewed the iconic Terra Pants new Slim Fit option in its June 2019 issue, finding their unbeatable feature set improved by the updated silhouette.  CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE TERRA PANT The Terra Pant has been an outdoor icon for over ten years, but CLIMBER were still impressed by the combination of breathable, windproof, quick-drying and durable fabrics combined with ‘clever material profiling’ to produce a fit that ensures ‘…freedom of movement is very good despite the omission of any elastane from the material.’ CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE... Read More

17/06/2019
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MINIMUS PANTS RECEIVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS ‘RECOMMENDED’ AWARD

Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Pant as part of a comparative waterproof pants review in TGO’s June 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus Pants were awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette for their versatility and feature set whilst being the lightest waterproof trousers on test. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW MINIMUS PANTS (MEN’S AND WOMEN’S) Cited as ‘the world’s lightest and most breathable waterproof mountain pants’, they were lauded as being truly ultralight.  As such, their compressibility was also noted.  Their close fit paired with the breathable Pertex... Read More

atomic jacket review | montane 08/05/2019
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Nick Morris Atomic Review

Warm and dry in a Scottish winter and excellent breathability on a Spring day in a featherweight jacket: that’s the Atomic. The jacket has all the frills without the weight. A fully adjustable hood, pit zips, waist cords and pockets that work with a harness or waist strap. But how does it perform, the question everyone wants to know. I have taken the jacket out over the last few months through many different conditions including a Scottish winter and a Lake District Spring, so this review covers both extremes. The... Read More