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16/08/2016
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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.  

24/06/2016
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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

17/06/2016
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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

17/06/2016
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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

02/06/2016
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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

22/04/2016
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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

05/04/2016
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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

04/03/2016
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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

01/03/2016
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Lightweight without compromise

Our Spring / Summer 2016 collection has arrived Focusing firmly on clothing and equipment engineered to perform in mountainous environments, whether you’re climbing, trekking or trail running, this collection is unflinchingly lightweight without compromise. Using leading technologies and innovative designs to achieve optimal performance and premium quality, our Spring / Summer 2016 collection has been thoroughly tested in some of the harshest conditions on the planet by world-class athletes, so you can trust it to perform reliably when you need it. The Spring / Summer 2016 collection showcases our pioneering... Read More

01/03/2016
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A line above the sky: Tom Ballard

Montane’s Tom Ballard has recently claimed a prodigious new dry tooling style (DTS) route, A line above the sky, in the Dolomites. If confirmed, the D15 grade ascent will be the hardest such route in the world. For a DTS route, the climber must not use any figure of fours or figure of nine moves, third grips on an ice axe or extend ice tools. Complex footwork is required and is believed to make the climbing more challenging, interesting and ‘pure’. A line above the sky is located at Tomorrow’s World – a cave at... Read More