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20/01/2018
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Williams takes second at the Spine® Race

After a 24-hour crossing of the snow-covered Cheviot Hills, which she described as “genuinely horrific”, Kirsty Williams (GBR) has placed second in the MONTANE® Spine® Race, in a time of 151 hours. http:// “The night was harder than I could have possibly imagined,” she said. “There were no tracks, so I’ve been wading through thigh-deep snow for 10-12 hours. That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. That isn’t an endurance race, it’s a survival event. Did I ever think I might not make it? No way! It was epic.... Read More

20/01/2018

Morgan Wins the 2018 MONTANE Spine Race

Carol Morgan has won the MONTANE® Spine® Race for a second year in a row. The Irish ultra-runner arrived at the Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm, the end point of the Pennine Way National Trail and the Spine® Race at 18:37, in an overall time of 130 hours and 37 minutes. (That’s slower than her record winning-time of 109 hours and 54 minutes last year, but this year’s race was paused for 12 hours due to severe weather.) In the final 42km section across the remote Cheviot Hills Morgan battled 50mph... Read More

19/01/2018

Andy Kirkpatrick: WHAT HAVE I LEARNED? A Higher Education

Andy Kirkpatrick is a man who needs little introduction.  An outdoor antihero with a penchant for the longest and coldest ascents in the world.  His motivations are famously introspective, climbing to push internal barriers instead of for glory or conquest. Kicking off on Friday 02 Feb, the 29-date speaking tour in which the man described as ‘The Ranulph Fiennes of British climbing’ by the BBC’s John Humphrys shares the lessons he has learned from forty years in the vanguard of Big Wall climbing.  Andy talks entertainingly about life, love, death,... Read More

18/01/2018

Paloncý wins the 2018 Montane Spine Race

Pavel Paloncý has won the 2018 MONTANE Spine® Race, a record third win of Britain’s most brutal race. The Czech Republic ultra-runner arrived at the Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm, the end point of the Pennine Way National Trail and the Spine® Race at 21:50, in an overall time of 109:50. Paloncý becomes the first person to win the race three times and the first to complete it five times (he also has two runner-up placings). “It’s a great feeling to be here… Again,” he joked as he touched the wall... Read More

18/01/2018
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Keith retires, Paloncý takes the lead

Eoin Keith retires from Britain’s most brutal race, leaving Pavel Paloncý in the lead; Carol Morgan retains her 30km lead in the women’s race; extreme weather temporarily halts the race Highlights from Wednesday 17th January Spine Race Bellingham, Northumberland, UK, Wednesday, 17 January, 2018: It was another dramatic day at the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, with the retirement of race-leader Eoin Keith (IRL) 345km into the 420km race. Course record-holder Keith had been in first place since the retirement of race leader Jim Mann (GBR) at check point (CP) four, Alston... Read More

17/01/2018
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VINSON VI: Departing the Ice

< Previous Page          Next Page > A Cold Descent to Base Camp After summiting Vinson on Tuesday we descended and stayed at High Camp overnight. That night was probably the coldest I had been the entire trip. Even wrapped up in my -40degC sleeping bag I was shivering nonstop. For some reason, I just couldn’t warm up. At some point during the night, frustrated at not being able to sleep, I put my expedition down parka on over top of my other clothing and slept in... Read More

16/01/2018
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The fall of Mann, Keith takes over

Jim Mann retires from Britain’s most brutal race, to leave Eoin Keith in the lead; Carol Morgan remains first women despite “big lows” Episode 5 • Montane​ Spine Race TV 2018 ⚠️ Episode 5 • Montane Spine Race TV. *Best viewed in HD* Posted by Montane Spine Race on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 Today’s highlights can be viewed above or are available here Alston, Cumbria, United Kingdom, Tuesday, 16 January, 2018: It was a dramatic day at the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, with the retirement of race-leader Jim Mann (GBR). Mann... Read More

16/01/2018

Vinson V: Summit Day

< Previous Page          Next Page > Trying To Delay The Summit It’s counterintuitive when doing a speed record attempt but I’ve actually been trying to delay our summit attempt on Vinson. We could have gone yesterday and possibly even the day before but I’ve been actively trying to encourage our team to wait. Fortunately, the weather has been playing into my hands with forecasts predicting improving conditions making the decision to wait for an easier one. Why do I want to wait? Well, the moment I... Read More

15/01/2018
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Mann of the moment

Jim Mann is ahead of course-record pace at the Montane Spine Race, Britain’s most brutal race; Carol Morgan leads the women’s race; weather expected to worsen Episode 4 • Montane Spine Race TV 2018 ⚠️ Episode 4 • Montane Spine Race TV Posted by Montane Spine Race on Monday, 15 January 2018 Today’s highlights can be viewed above or are available here Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom, Monday, 15 January, 2018: Just over half way into the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, Jim Mann (GBR) is setting a scorching... Read More

14/01/2018
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Huitzing and Hopkinson break MONTANE Spine Challenger records

Dutchman Wouter Huitzing and Briton Emma Hopkinson set course records for the the174km race; Jim Mann sets a scorching early pace in the full Spine® Race Episode 3 • Montane Spine Race TV 2018 ⚠️Watch now! Episode 3 • Montane Spine Race TV 2018 #SpineRace #Montane Posted by Montane Spine Race on Sunday, 14 January 2018 Highlights from today’s action on the Montane Spine Race and Spine Challenger can also be viewed here Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom, Sunday, 14 January, 2018: Wouter Huitzing (NED) has won the... Read More