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04/02/2016
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Montane announces headline sponsorship of the Tor des Géants

Montane is pleased to officially announce headline sponsorship of the world famous Tor des Géants race, one of the premier endurance trail running races in the world.    Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy, the Tor des Géants (TDG) is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover an entire region, running along spectacular paths at the foot of the highest 4,000m mountains in the Alps, through the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park. Approximately 700 competitors race through the Aosta Valley, aiming to complete the 205 miles (330 km)... Read More

04/02/2016
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Jon Gupta to tackle Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra

Montane athlete and mountain climber Jon Gupta has entered this year’s 300 mile race category in the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. In the frozen Canadian wilderness of the Yukon at 10:30am (Yukon time) Thursday 4 February 2016, 84 intrepid racers will cross the start line of the world’s toughest and coldest ultra race, the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. Categories this year include marathon distance, 100 and 300 mile races. Jon Gupta from Bristol and one of Montane’s long-standing athletes will take part in the 300 mile race on foot. It is the first time... Read More

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Video Highlights of the Montane Spine Race 2016 – Day 4

The Montane® Spine Race is underway. It is a brutal 268 mile, non-stop, winter ultra mountain marathon that encompasses the entire Pennine Way. Competitors face deep snow, ice, gale force winds and torrential rain. This along with tiredness, fatigue, sleep deprivation and exposure, means that to finish the race you must be willing to push yourself harder than ever before. Watch day 4 video highlights by clicking the image below:

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Video Highlights of the Montane Spine Race 2016 – Day 3

The Montane® Spine Race is underway. It is a brutal 268 mile, non-stop, winter ultra mountain marathon that encompasses the entire Pennine Way. Competitors face deep snow, ice, gale force winds and torrential rain. This along with tiredness, fatigue, sleep deprivation and exposure, means that to finish the race you must be willing to push yourself harder than ever before. Watch day 3 video highlights by clicking the image below: 

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Video Highlights of the Montane Spine Race 2016 – Day 2

The Montane® Spine Race is underway. It is a brutal 268 mile, non-stop, winter ultra mountain marathon that encompasses the entire Pennine Way. Competitors face deep snow, ice, gale force winds and torrential rain. This along with tiredness, fatigue, sleep deprivation and exposure, means that to finish the race you must be willing to push yourself harder than ever before. Watch day 2 video highlights by clicking the image below: 

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Video Highlights of the Montane Spine Race 2016 – Day 1

The Montane® Spine Race is underway. It is a brutal 268 mile, non-stop, winter ultra mountain marathon that encompasses the entire Pennine Way. Competitors face deep snow, ice, gale force winds and torrential rain. This along with tiredness, fatigue, sleep deprivation and exposure, means that to finish the race you must be willing to push yourself harder than ever before. Watch day 1 video highlights by clicking the image below: 

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Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra: Interview With The Race Organiser

Robert Pollhammer is the race organiser of the world’s coldest and toughest ultra trail, the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. Riding off the back of an extremely successful race for 2015, he takes time out to talk to us. What is the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra and how would you describe it to a newcomer? The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra is the world’s coldest and toughest trail ultra. You can participate on foot, mountain bike or with cross country skis. It is a non-stop race with various distances from marathon to... Read More

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The Official Montane Spine Race Film

Film makers Summit Fever Media produced a feature length film about the Montane Spine Race in 2015, watch the trailer by clicking the image below: Notorious amongst ultra athletes for the grit, endurance and determination needed to complete it, the Montane Spine Race is a gruelling 7 day race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, encompassing the entire length of the Pennine Way in the UK. Competitors will race non-stop on foot in the depths of British winter and its unpredictable weather. Encountering deep snow, ice, bogs, strong winds, mud and... Read More

22/12/2015
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A Century of Polar Exploration

(Photograph courtsey of Martin Hartley) Robert Peary, the American explorer, claimed he reached the geographic North Pole on April 6, 1909. Although the claim was disputed, the fact they survived at all in such an incredibly hostile and harsh environment is testament to man’s thirst for exploration, for knowledge, and for pushing the human body to the limits. Peary was a smart guy. He had carefully studied Innuit techniques and clothing and replicated them where possible and it served him very well, well, except for losing eight fingers. And by a long... Read More

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Sally Fawcett hits the ground running

Team Montane’s Sally Fawcett hits the ground running in this year’s Frostbite 30. I’ve done the Frostbite 30 the 2 previous years, and although the course changes each year I was familiar with parts of the route and knew we were in for mud and lots of it! This years course was 34 miles and at 1,600m ascent involved more climbing than previously, that would suit me nicely. There was torrential rain throughout the night but fortunately it had eased by race morning. We did set off in a heavy... Read More