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Team Montane runners: approaching the Montane Tor des Géants

The Tor des Géants (TDG) is one of the premier endurance trail running races in the world. Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, the 205 mile / 330km course wends its way through stunning Alpine scenery, crossing two natural parks, over 25 mountain passes and next to 30 alpine lakes. It is beautiful in its brutality. 2016 sees the first Montane sponsored TDG and to celebrate this, a strong contingent of international Team Montane ultra runners is poised to take on the challenge: Jenn Gaskell (UK) The accidental ultra runner, Jenn... Read More


Record awards haul for Montane from Active Traveller

Inspirational and varied UK magazine Active Traveller highlights our Prism Jacket, Air Jacket, Medusa 32 and Super Terra Pants in a record awards haul. Active Traveller’s ‘On Foot Annual’ rounds up the best walking clothing, footwear and backpacks of 2016. In a glowing endorsement of Montane’s walking credentials, On Foot singles out not one or two, but a record four Montane items: Air Jacket – Shell Jacket of the Year ‘There are very few British conditions any time of year the Air can’t handle with aplomb. A superbly versatile purchase’... Read More


RUN | TEST | CHAT at George Fisher

On Saturday 24 September 2016, UK retailer George Fisher will be hosting a ‘Run | Test | Chat’ day. There will be Montane and HOKA ONE ONE product testing opportunities throughout the day. On top of this, Montane athlete Jayson Cavill together with Eóin Lennon will to lead a morning run. Jayson will then be available to chat to during the afternoon. For further details and to book your place, click here.  


The 6 Most Remote Long Distance Trails

Some of these trails have never been hiked in their entirety and some only a handful of times – it’s time to break trail across the world 1. Great Divide Trail Photography by Alan English This is undoubtedly North America’s gnarliest long-distance trail: 745-miles across the Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia – some of the least populated land on the continent. And no guesses why: this is a wild, remote country. Snow can, and does, fall at any time of year, heavy rain for days on end is common,... Read More

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First ascent: Mt Gangstang’s North West ridge

Team Montane climber Malcolm Bass and climbing partner Guy Buckingham have just made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9th June 2016 and descended to base camp the next day completing a five day round trip. The headwater of the Thirot Nala – image by Anshul Soni. Gangstang is a classically pyramidal peak which is reminiscent of the Matterhorn. It was first reportedly climbed by Italians in 1945 via the South West Ridge which has... Read More


Sally Fawcett: Annecy 2016 Vertical Race & Marathon

This was our 3rd trip to Annecy and second time racing after last years Trail World Championships. Read about Sally’s inpspiring race expriences below. “The 86k ultra was too much to do so soon after the Highland Fling so I opted for the marathon, but in case that wasn’t enough, fancied the short vertical race 2 days earlier! The VR was the reverse of the final descent from the ultra and the marathon was due to be run on the last half of the ultra course, so we knew what... Read More

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Marcus Scotney dominates 2016 Cape Wrath Ultra

8 days, 248 miles Over the last few years, the mountain running scene across the world has boomed, not least in the UK. Sky running, fell running, adventure racing and trail running, to name but a few have become widely recognised, both within the running community and in the media. Not content with taking part in half or full city marathons, runners are turning to the distinct challenges of off-road ultra distance races. Endurance races have seen numbers of entrants rise year on year. All 1,050 places on the 2015... Read More


Magnetic Mountains: The risk of adventure

This inspiring film follows the story of an everyman, who after falling from an Alpine north face, is struggling to find a balance. Featuring some of the biggest names in mountain sports and climbing, it will explore the psychology of risk taking in the mountains, asking, ‘is it worth it?’ Find out more here. Watch the official Magnetic Mountains trailer here: How can you be part of this? As a first time adventure filmmaker, Steve Wakeford, the man behind Magnetic Mountains, is proud of what’s been achieved so far.  And now you... Read More


Montane athlete Sally Fawcett runs the Fling

After a brilliant year in 2015, where Sally was fortunate to race for Great Britain at the Trail World Championships in Annecy, she was looking forward to 2016 to back up that selection, and put into practice what she had learned through some great recent ultra and fell races. She had run the Fling in 2014 so knew when it was announced as the British Ultra Trail Championships for 2016, the course suited her but there were areas from 2 years ago she had to work on. Even though, in 2014, she finished 2nd female in... Read More


Montane to sponsor the Alpine Club’s Climbing Fund

Montane partners with the prestigious Alpine Club to sponsor the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund, an award offered bi-annually to support British climbers and mountaineers to explore the world’s mountainous regions and break new alpine terrain. The Alpine Club is the world’s oldest climbing club, established in 1857 during the golden age of alpinism, with a mission to ‘facilitate access to and exploration of the mountainous regions of the world’. Some of the most thrilling ascents and adventurous mountain expeditions this decade have been supported by the Alpine Club Climbing... Read More