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Further Faster

08/03/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. Podcast Ep11 – Science at Extremes with Dr Melanie Windridge

Click on the image or below to listen   In this edition we speak with Dr Melanie Windridge, she describes herself as a speaker and a writer… with a taste for adventure. Also, she is currently a plasma physicist working in fusion energy. This combined with a healthy obsession with the Northern Lights has led to her to write the groundbreaking book ‘Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights’. Melanie also has a blog called ‘Science At Extremes’ which led from her successful Everest expedition where she took a distinctly... Read More

spine race day 5 | Montane 17/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – WEDNESDAY 16TH

Jasmin Paris has finished first place completing the Spine Race in a record-breaking 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.  Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters its fourth night, Paris completes another historic victory. Capitalising on her strategic decision 194 miles into the race to go it alone, Paris showed no sign of fatigue as she crossed the line in overall first place. Not content with getting first-place, Paris demonstrated fortitude and strength across... Read More

Montane Lakeland 50 and 100 header image 02/08/2018
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MONTANE LAKELAND 100 & 50 2018

The 11th Montane Lakeland 100 & 50 ultra’s once again proved itself to be the UK’s most exciting and dynamic race of its kind, with thrills, spills and drama in abundance. Over the years, the Montane Lakeland 100 & 50 has become the primary ultra-distance race in the country, leading the way in providing a race experience tougher and unlike any other. The 11th iteration of the annual race delivered quite literally in deluges.  Often in events of this kind the weather is as big a factor as the terrain... Read More

16/04/2018
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Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition: Day II

Follow the team’s adventure <Previous Page          Next Page> Challenging days lie ahead for the team.  However, progress is being made both geographically and technologically, with more pictures and updates promised soon! On another stunning day on the arctic sea ice, the team have made their slow but steady way towards the pole, covering 9.5 km. The dramatic landscape of shifting ice and big chunks of blue ice is captivating them all. DAY 2 PHONECAST TRANSCRIPT: Hello from the JellyBear Tent! this is Esma, and Fritha.  So... Read More

15/04/2018
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Montane Supported Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition Under way

Follow the team’s adventure <Previous Page          Next Page>   An all-female team of explorers – lead by ex-Team Montane Athlete – intend to ski to the Geographic North Pole in a bid to raise environmental, political and social awareness. Lead by veteran polar explorer and ex-Team Montane Sponsored Athlete Felicity Ashton MBE, the Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition is an all-female team from all around the globe aiming to reach the Geographic North Pole by ski. If successful, many of the team will be the first of their... Read More

09/04/2018
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Montane Team up with Melanie Windridge for ‘Science of Everest’

  Montane has teamed up with Physicist and author Dr Melanie Windridge for her most ambitious project yet; reaching the tallest peak in the world whilst showcasing career options through the technology used to Summit. The project, which is supported by the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry, will run throughout 2018 with the summit attempt in April/May. As Melanie prepares for and scales the 8,848 meter summit, and faces the dangerous descent, she will explore how science and technology have made Everest – once the preserve of... Read More

07/04/2018
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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre IV

Catch Up on Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre II          Cerro Torre III Failure (on the) Face Following on from his recent expedition to (try and) climb Cerro Torre in Patagonia, Tom reflects on the nature of success, the lessons of failure, and the importance of approaching both positively in order to grow. I’ve just come off the back of two ‘failed’ expeditions. That’s a lot of money, time and emotions wasted! But are they really wasted? Surely everything we... Read More

01/04/2018
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Montane Presents…

We have always been a part of exciting adventures and audacious challenges.  Indeed, pushing boundaries and brutal, iconic expeditions are an intrinsic part of our DNA.  In our 25th year, we are taking pause to reflect on the stories that have made – and continue to make – us who we are. MONTANE PRESENTS is our new monthly newsletter, featuring the most exciting, interesting and incredible stories from the previous month.  Featured around our exciting new podcast ‘FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST.‘ it offers our most interesting, awe-inspiring, adventurous, or downright beautiful... Read More

30/03/2018
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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre III

Continue Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre II          Cerro Torre IV Making do: a Masterclass 7:30am and I’m swinging my axe gingerly into a neve eyebrow. My back is against bare rock and my feet are pressed onto the opposite wall, where the snow and occasional blobs of neve are pasted to the rock. I hope the axe placement sticks! The dawn is doing its thing and I can see my surroundings now. The dim beam of my headtorch is now... Read More

29/03/2018
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Montane & BMC Chief Giveaway

Montane is the Official Clothing and Pack Partner of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). As part of this initiative, we want to give something back to BMC Members this Easter break. So, if purchase any Montane items over £50 and show your BMC Membership card in participating UK stores, you will receive a FREE Limited-Edition BMC Montane Chief (limited to one per purchase) and whilst stocks last. Learn more about the Montane & BMC Partnership Participating Montane Retailers Retailer Town/City Postcode Website The Climbers Shop Milton Keynes MK11 1AA www.climbers-shop.com... Read More