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TGO minimus jacket review | montane 25/04/2019
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MINIMUS JACKET RECIEVES THE GREAT OUTDOORS ‘RECOMMENDED’ AWARD

Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Jacket as part of a comparative waterproof jacket review in TGO’s May 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus was awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette, citing a comprehensive feature set and excellent value for money. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE MEN’S MINIMUS JACKET The updated materials and improved features of this modern classic were applauded for creating a comfortable and useable waterproof jacket that more than stood up against a field of far more expensive competitor jackets.  Obvious changes such as the... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 24/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TWELVE – PEMBROKESHIRE COAST

Day 12 saw me head to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales.  This National park has a varied landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy and stone beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills.  I’m not sure how many people come here to run as it is quite some drive to get to but I can promise you the journey was worth every mile indeed. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5. ... Read More

23/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY TEN – BRECON BEACONS

Day 10 saw me I’m familiar territory, the good old Brecon Beacons, a place I knew very well from my time as a soldier in the Army. Seeing the welcome sign, sent a shiver down my spine and reminded me of many a cold, wet night sleeping under the stars. The Brecon Beacons are beautiful but from a soldiers perspective were often unforgiving and relentless, this was the reason many elite units such as the SAS, Royal Marines and Paras spent a lot of time here, they say you can... Read More

jordan wylie | MONTANE 22/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY NINE – NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS

Day 9 and after a good nights rest, I was still feeling a long way from 100% but was keen to get back out there to complete the final leg “t’up north”, it was the North York Moors today. For me, this place was a bit of a hidden gem and if the truth be told I nearly missed it off my route plan, I had naively assumed it was just part of the Yorkshire Dales, some geography lessons needed for me I know! Day 1.          ... Read More

jordan wylie | montane 21/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY EIGHT – YORKSHIRE DALES

The Yorkshire Dales was the stage for leg 8 of the 15x15x15 challenge. The sun was shining, in fact, it was blistering and was apparently the hottest day of the year so far. Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.     ... Read More

jordan wylie | montane 20/04/2019
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JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY SEVEN – PEAK DISTRICT

They say ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ – here is 4000 words from today’s run – my seventh marathon in seven days.  This time in the Peak District: Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.          Day 12. ... Read More

20/04/2019
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PROJECT 321: TIM’S DIARY 13.04-20.04.19

14.04.19 Everest Base Camp … home for the next 5 to 6 weeks or so.  I say ‘home’ … they’ll be various forays on the hill visiting Camp 1 and Camp 2 and getting well and truly acclimatised. When we’re on the hill, despite trying, most people don’t drink enough, eat enough or sleep enough so Base Camp is a great sanctuary to return to after each rotation.  Enjoy the view … https://www.mountainpanoramas.com/___p/___p.html?panoid=2014_M1&fbclid=IwAR0s3gTDWoAr-osAXAIPlF2FdT_NkK7tPEHzHg8oyPrCxxUH7mfbycIMhUc 15.04.19 Loitered at Gorak Shep for a couple of hours yesterday until the snow cleared and then... Read More

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

daniel neilson fkt | montane 18/04/2019

FASTEST KNOWN TIME

The FKT or Fastest Known Time has become a massive deal in the ultrarunning world. Daniel Neilson dissects the pros and cons and offers advice on attempting your own. FKT is in danger of sounding like a New York fashion label or the latest Bay Area app. But the idea of FKT or Fastest Known Time has become one of the biggest phenomenons in endurance racing, mountaineering, ultra running and in almost every self-powered outdoor pursuit. Yet, it is not without its controversy. The FKT is essentially a speed record... Read More